In the sermon, WHEN LIFE GETS HARDER, NOT BETTER (click here), I encouraged you to reread Genesis 5:1-7:5 for yourself and use the notes from the sermon as a guide.
For the sake of time, we passed over the genealogies in Chapter 6...but there is a beautiful insight I'd like to pass along from Commentator Warren Wiersbe in his book, Be Delivered.
The genealogy (6:14–27) isn’t there by accident, for it’s the Lord’s way of reminding us, the readers, that God had prepared Moses and Aaron for their ministry in Egypt. Their arrival in Jacob’s family was part of His providential working. Reuben was Jacob’s firstborn, then Simeon, and then Levi, the ancestor of Moses and Aaron. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jer. 1:5). God’s calling means God’s enabling, and what He begins He always completes (Eph. 2:10; Phil. 1:6).