Posted by: wwyeshua | November 17, 2013

ENOCH AND METHUSELAH – Genesis 5:1-31

Enoch and Methuselah

People lived for a very long time back in the days of Adam and Eve. 

The Bible tells us that Adam was 930 years old before he died. Can you imagine someone getting to be that old?

900 years +

 Well, after Abel was murdered by his brother and Cain left home, Adam and Eve had another son which they called Seth. It is hard to believe that Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born.

 adam-and-eve-and-child

And when Seth was 105 years old he had a son he named Enosh, so Adam was a grandpa now. 

Now, when Enosh was 90 years old he had Kenan and now Adam is a great-grandfather and has his first great-grandson. So can you figure out how old Adam is by now? Well let’s do the math.

Math

Well I guess in those days that would be considered still young since Adam died when he was 930. 

As the story continues Adam now has his great-grandson Enoch. That means that Adam is a grandpa methuselah 45 times since there are now 5 generations since Seth was born. 

Adam must have told his grandkids a lot about the Garden of Eden and what happened to them. He told them of how they disobeyed and broke the rules, and by doing so; they could no longer live in that beautiful place that God had made for them. 

He must have taught them how life is much better when we obey God and do the things that He tells us to do. God loves us very much, but He has rules, like the 10 Commandments, and even though we don’t like to do some things, God knows what is good for us. Just like we need to obey rules at home and in school, we also need to obey God. 

Enoch learned a lot from his great-grandpa Adam and he loved God and did all the things that God wanted him to do. The Bible tells us that he never died; instead God took him up to be with Him in heaven. He went to live with God when he was 365 years old. A lot of people must have wondered what had happened to Enoch. Where is he they probably asked? Hey where did Enoch go?

 Heaven 1

But long before Enoch went to heaven, he had a son which he named Methuselah. Now the most amazing thing is that Methuselah lived until he was 969 years old and he is the oldest living person that ever lived. Can you just imagine living for nearly 1000 years?

 1-methuselah E

Wow! If they had birthday cakes then, can you imagine all the candles that would be on that cake? And can you imagine how big that cake would have been? 

Methuselah had many children and one of his sons was named Lamech and he had a son that he called Noah. Have you ever heard of Noah? Well if you don’t know the story you Noah, you will lite it.  

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Goodbye, until next time; when we will learn about Noah and what was happening where he lived. 

Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week. 

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