Characters in the Bible (3): Noah and sons

The Flood was a terrible judgment of God on the world. It showed how serious human sin is, but also put on display his profound grace when he kept Noah and his family alive. After the flood, we are not essentially better; but we live with God's assurance that he will not allow sin to spiral out of control again.

Characters in the Bible (2): Cain and Abel

The story of Cain and Abel is more than that of rival brothers. It marks the beginning of a deep rift or antithesis between two groups of people. In Genesis 4 and 5, this antithesis can be traced along family lines; today, it takes the shape of faith versus unbelief.