Genesis 10: The birth of nations

“These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.”  Genesis 10 gives us a geneology of Noah’s sons, grandsons and great-grandsons.  It describes the birth of the first nations.  What is the point–why is this important?  I always ask that question when I come across a passage in Scripture like this.  I believe every book, chapter, verse, word in the Bible is given for a reason.  God doesn’t waste words.  So why did He share this genealogy with us?  One truth I take away from this reading is that EVERY nation, every race, every people is significant and important to God.  From the beginning, God’s love has been for all men and women.  He sees no color, hears no language or dialect, only men and women who are created in His image and who He loves dearly.

Reading: Genesis 10