Genesis 2, Matthew 2, Ezra 2, Acts 2

DateVersionReading Plan
@January 2, 2024ESV (2016)M’Cheyne Plan 2024

Genesis 2

  • No rain yet for man to work the ground (Gen. 2:5)
    • Interesting how the rain is tied to man working the ground
  • “And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.” (Gen. 2:8)
    • Man was given the garden that had already been formed; he did not create it himself
  • The man is not referred to as “Adam” until Gen. 2:20 and that there was not a helper fit for him

Matthew 2

  • An angel of the Lord told Joseph to flee to Egypt (Matt. 2:13)
    • Fleeing to Egypt was condemned in the prophets because it was based in the people’s efforts to seek worldly refuge, but is here seen as commanded in Matthew

Ezra 2

  • The singers listed among those returning after Babylonian exile were the sons of Asaph (Ezra. 2:41)
    • Seems to tie to the sons of Asaph in the psalms
  • Sons of Barzillai excluded from the priesthood as unclean because they were not found in the genealogies (Ezra. 2:61)
    • If the lineage could not be proven, they were disqualified from their post as priests

Acts 2

  • Must have been some sound at the coming of the Spirit that the multitude came and were bewildered (Acts 2:6)
  • Peter ties Jesus to as being the Christ, whose resurrection was foreseen by David (Acts 2:30-32)

Carson on Genesis 2

  • Linking creation of woman with establishment of marriage
  • There was once no guilt or shame; nothing to hide from God or each other
    • Very different after the fall
  • Post-fall shame felt today in everyday life
  • “What astonishing dimensions characterize the salvation that addresses problems as deep as these.”