Daily Devotional - January 4
When we hear the word “cavemen,” we often think of primitive people wearing bear skin clothing and carrying wooden clubs. In fact, people have lived in caves throughout history; some even live in caves today. In the Yellow River region of China, some 20 million people are still living in caves. These caves are carved out of silty soil and are packed so hard that they do not need support. The caves usually measure 10 feet by 13 feet and extend 20 to 25 feet into the hillside. They are warm in the winter and cool during the hot summer. They have many modern comforts such as plumbing, electricity, and even cable television. Caves are a great place to live, to which 20 million Chinese can attest. Are these people primitive? Hardly! Based purely on evolutionary ideas, people assume that humans who lived in caves were primitive brutes. In chapter 10 of Genesis we find the account of the tower of Babel. As people migrated across the earth, some sought shelter in caves as they built more permanent homes. Today we often find their archeological remains in caves. Neanderthal man is one such example. The fact that they lived in caves did not make them primitive; it is just another housing choice.
Then he came there to a cave and lodged there…
~ 1 Kings 19:9