Texts: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: (Genesis 5:26)
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:5-9)
Tweet: Methuselahâ€”a name which means, â€œwhen he dies, it (the flood) shall comeâ€â€”is, as the longest living man in the Bible, an Old Testament testimony to the New Testament truth of the longsuffering of God with sinful humanity.