The lesson on October 27, 2019 was part 30 of the "Genesis" study. Wayne opened up with a comment that a lot of what we have covered in the Genesis study is that of beginnings. Much of what we learn in Genesis relates to events during the Acts period and Acts 28. Further, right division of scripture is so important that Christians need to rightly divide the ministries of the Apostle Paul. Then while diving into Genesis, we learned more of the double curse the ground that God had put on the Earth. Next, we lean of the Hebrew word behind "keeper" which was "shamar". Wayne points out all the 448 verses that use "shamar" and the importance of understanding the meaning since God uses it frequently. In the end, we learned that Cain confused works for service with that of the gift by grace and he compartmentalized his life. He took what he was specifically ( a tiller) and did not keep the responsibility of the ground and its progeny. The scripture reading was from Jeremiah 26:1-7 KJV
"1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the Lord, saying, 2 Thus saith the Lord; Stand in the court of the Lord's house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the Lord's house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word: 3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings. 4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you, 5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened; 6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth. 7 So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the Lord."