Monday, January 22, 2018
Block 92 Lamech
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“...we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians. 1:4
The Bible mentions two different Lamech’s: one good, one evil. Evil Lamech was a fourth generation descendent of Cain who was exiled for murdering his brother, Abel. Good Lamech also descended from Adam and Eve, but through the line of Seth, their younger son who was born after Cain was exiled. Adam lived to be 930 years old, and would have been alive when Lamech was born.
Lamech was born to Methusaleh, who was 187 years old at the time of Lamech’s birth. The Bible does not tell us much about Lamech, but infers that he was a righteous man because he was a descendent of Seth. When Lamech was 182 years old, he and his wife, Betenos, gave birth to a son, and called him Noah, whose name sounded like the Hebrew word for “comfort.” Upon his birth, Lamech looked at baby Noah and said, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord has cursed.” Genesis 5:29. Lamech was hopeful that Noah would bring comfort in a world full of sin and torment. Lamech lived over 500 years after Noah was born. He and his wife had several other children. Lamech lived long enough to be a very positive influence on Noah and guide him to become a righteous man. Fortunately Lamech did not have to witness the great flood. He died a week before the flood, and his father, Methusaleh also died shortly before the flood. Noah and his family were saved from the flood because of their righteousness. And several thousand years later, Jesus Christ was born, a descendent of Seth through Lamech and Noah. Lamech’s hope that the curse would end, was finally realized through Christ Jesus.
I chose Good Cheer to represent Lamech, son of Methusaleh, and father of Noah — the Good Lamech (there was also a BAD Lamech). Lamech was filled with hope and cheer that the curse would end and Noah would bring comfort to the world, which he did, much later, through Jesus Christ.