Reading Through the Geneva Bible in One Year - click here for intro. In which I post from It's Notes a few of those which I marked of particular interest with sporadic comments.
IN TODAYS POST - THREE REMARKABLE GENEVA NOTES - AND FOR THREE DIFFERENT REASONS.
Gen 13:11 Then Lot chose unto him all the plain of Jordan; and took his journey from the east: and they departed the (1) one from the other.
(1) This was done by God's providence, that only Abram and his seed might dwell in the land of Canaan.
Is this keen insight? Why did Lot choose the best, why was it necessary to separate. There was strife, the land was not able to bear the "stuff" of both Lot and Abraham. But especially that God by his providence would have Abram dwelling in Canaan. This note is remarkable to me for the view to God working all things according to his own good pleasure ---- PROVIDENCE.
Gen 12:13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and exceeding (1) sinners against the Lord.
(1) Lot thinking to get paradise, found hell.
Succinct - with a lesson for us all. I love it. Sticks with me.
Gen 13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed (1) forever.
(1) Meaning a long time, and till the coming of Christ as in (Exo 12:14, Exo 21:6; Deu 15:17) and spiritually this refers to the true children of Abram born according to the promise, and not according to the flesh, which are heirs of the true land of Canaan.
I'll be referring to this comment again in upcoming notes. As we read of certain promises and statutes that mention -- "forever." The Geneva notes remind us that Christ is coming as this note does. "Meaning a long time...till the coming of Christ."
This note also very ably distinguishes between Carnal and Spiritual. Between Canaan and "TRUE LAND OF CANAAN."