Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.
I did not post a blog yesterday. Something more meaningful occurred in my life. My sixth grandchild, second grandson, came into this world at 5:19 P.M. When I woke up this morning I thought about the significance of my showing up for that event. I wondered if I could tie showing up to a devotional. The doctor was late showing up. Perhaps showing up had some meaning there.
Being who I am I searched the scripture for meaning. My search changed my thoughts. Expectations have to be flexible, things do not always go as expected. My grandson came earlier than expected. My daughter did not show signs of impending birth as the nurses expected. The doctor did not show up as expected.
So why am I using Genesis 4:26 to point to something meaningful? I have to say it is because I found something I did not expect. Adam knew God and walked with Him every morning until Eve gave Adam the fruit. Cain was the first born. Able the second born. They knew God and made sacrifices to the Lord. They were old enough to tend a flock and harvest crops, so I expect they knew the Lord for some time. Then Cain slew Able and death entered in. There was the first physical death recorded in the bible.
The generations of Cain were then recoded down to Lamech where the second death is recorded, not the event but the confession. It is then after the second death that we return our eyes upon Adam and Eve and the birth of Seth. Then and only then do we see men beginning to call on the name of the Lord.
Is it meaningful that no one called on the name of the Lord until after the second death?