Men Begin To Call On the Lord

Daily God Walk for Sunday, May 1, 2011

  Adam lay with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the name of the Lord. – Genesis 4:25-26

 It appears that the family of Adam and Eve were about 300 years outside the Garden of Eden when “men began to call on the name of the Lord.” What happened during that time? We don’t really know. All we are given in Scripture is that one lived so many years and had a son and the son lived so many years and had a son, etc., etc. all the way to the time of Noah.

During that time man was learning about how to raise food to eat, how to fashion clothes to cover themselves and how to function in relationship with others. Their life must have been pretty primitive because they were just cast into life without any experience of history to fall back upon.

It was during this time that mankind was just trying to find their way in life that they began to realize their need for God and at that time they began to call on the name of the Lord.

How did they know to call upon the name of the Lord? Adam and Eve must have told them stories around the evening fires of the times when they would walk with God in the cool of the day. Or it could be that while they were working in the fields one would turn to the other talking about how hard life was and in their conversation they began to remember the stories that Adam and Eve told.

However it happened there came a time when man began to realize his need for a power outside of himself to survive in the world. It has been a long time since then, we’re not even sure how long it’s been, but our need for God is just as real today as it was then among our fathers in their primitive world.

If we are to flourish in our time we must learn to call upon the name of the Lord. When we call he will answer.

 Prayer: Lord, I need you just as much today as men did in the time of Enosh. Give me grace to endure in my faith. Amen.

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