Genesis Chapter 4 tells the description about Cain going with his wife to the land of Nod. This is where the most primitive civilization got introduced. This civilization is as old as 6000 years. Cain Build a city after the birth of his son Enoch, you should not be confused with Enoch who walked with God. The people in this civilization was gigantic and genius. People were innovative and very skilled; the modern technology we have today has its roots from those days.
Longevity was the peculiarity of the era, that means people use to live longer in this civilization. This had its own advantage as the technologies, information could be passed to the next generation and the invention timings were also longer. Noah built his ark during this period. Can we imagine with lesser technology in those days how could that gigantic ship being built on right time. The tower of Babel and the later great pyramid which stands even now as the wonder of the world required excellence in mathematics and astronomy.
Why Long life ? Ps 71:18 says Even when I am old and grey, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come. Let us do an Analysis of the longevity in that period.
- Adam lived till the age of 930. —-à Lamech son of Noah was 56 years old by then, what does this mean Noah got all the information about Adam by his own father.
- Noah died when Abraham was 60 years old that is 20 generation from Adam, what does this mean Noah could give all the information about Adam to Abraham
Does Longevity means blessing? To describe this let us take Enoch the shortest lived man on earth , the one who walked with God in the midst of the wicked generation was taken up at the age of 365, his son Methuselah lived the longest who died at the age of 969. Ps 116:15 says precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
This generation we live is a wicked generation where justice don’t prevail, God fearing is just considered as insane but we know Enoch walked with God in the midst of wicked generation, How is your life with God , are you walking and talking to HIM daily, if not the days is so near where you will think is there no one to listen to my voice. Did you do something against your conscience this week , then it is time to take a turn about. Live a life that is acceptable and presentable to God and pray Lord increase my days, not to earn more degrees, to earn more money and enjoy life but to declare the works of the Lord to the next generation.
Mv. Philippians 2:15,16
Do everything without grumbling or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.