Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | January 12, 2022

“I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, And kings shall come forth from you.”

Today’s devotion comes from Genesis chapter 10.  Here is a link to this Scripture –

I quote only the following verses to give the reader some idea of how many names were mentioned in the 32 verses of the chapter.

“Now these are the records of the generations of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah; and sons were born to them after the flood.

2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras.  3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz and Riphath and Togarmah.  4 The sons of Javan were Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim.  5 From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations;  and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood.”  Genesis 10:1-5 and 32.


“And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.”  Genesis 9:1.

“As for you, be fruitful and multiply;
Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.” Genesis 9:7.

Today’s Scripture shows a good start and partial fulfillment to God’s blessing and command to Noah and his sons.  

As we try to do in Reformed Doctrine Daily Devotions, when we see one work of God, we eagerly meditate upon what similar work, maybe even a greater work, that God may do in the future.

“Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.  God said to him,

“Your name is Jacob;
You shall no longer be called Jacob,
But Israel shall be your name.”

Thus He called him Israel. God also said to him,

I am God Almighty;
Be fruitful and multiply;
A nation and a company of nations shall come from you,
And kings shall come forth from you.

“The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac,
I will give it to you,
And I will give the land to your descendants after you.” Genesis 35:9-12.

“3 Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:3-5.

All your sons will be taught of the LORD;
And the well-being of your sons will be great
.” Isaiah 54:13.


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