Monday, January 4, 2010

Genesis 4:11 Creation Cries Out

And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

I have always said that there was more to this story than meets the eye. The word translated here as “opened” is the Hebrew word “paw-tsaw'” which means to rend, to tear as a sign of anger, grief, or despair. We often over look creation and the ramifications to it because of our sin. We won’t know for sure until we go home, but I wouldn’t be surprised if all of creation is alive and cognitive of what’s going on. I’m reminded of the following two verses.

For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Romans 8:22-23

And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Luke 19:39-40

There is much more to G-ds creation. I wouldn’t be surprise to see all of creation bowing before G-d while we praise him.

However, here we don’t have creation worshiping but crying out in agony and pain for the first recorded and violent murder in the history of mankind.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah,
    I wonder if it does have cognitive abilities? Well obviously it can in a way because God made us from dust :) and God can do what He likes.

    All we know is that creation is not too happy with sinful us a lot of the time.