Questions and Thoughts in Genesis

How much is enough?

Considering the meaning of God's command to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth.

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2007 by Sam Yeiter
Categories: Bible   Comments: 11
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Genesis 1:28 says: God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

Have you ever wondered whether or not we have filled the earth?  I don't lay awake at night, worrying about this, but I have been preaching through Genesis again, and so I began to wonder, what constitutes filling the earth? 
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Leave Lot at Home

Abram’s Disobedience in Bringing Lot to Canaan

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2007 by Sam Yeiter
Categories: Old Testament   Comments: 1
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There are many questions I have about Scripture that I am certain the (human) narrator knew the answer to, but declined to share.  Other times, I feel pretty sure he did not.  But on some occasions, I wonder if perhaps the narrator did know the answer, and did share his conclusion, but just not in the straight forward way we might hope.  I think I have an example of this third scenario. 

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