An Undeserving Legacy

20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah. Genesis 4:20-22

Many years have passed since Eve gave birth to Cain. Already knowledge is being passed down, and people are beginning to become more and more creative. After all, not everyone can be gardeners or shepherds. So we see a musician, a blacksmith, and a migrant farmer from Lamech’s family. All very different skills using very different materials. Early on we see God blessing people who should not be blessed.

Fast forward a few thousand years and see how society and ideas have evolved. Even within families, the kids have different tastes and desires for education and training. Some are happy to be in the same job for 40 years or more. Others are born leaders and rise to the top fast. Some are curious, while others have never left the county they grew up in.

Thank the Lord for the diverse world we live in. As God blessed the first generations of humans, they passed some of their traits on to hundreds of generations later.

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