Genesis 5:1-8:14 Aspire To Walk with God

                ASPIRE TO WALK WITH GOD
        Genesis 5:1-8:14            December 16 2007

    INTERESTINGLY , ALTHOUGH ENOCH WALKED WITH GOD , HE
    LIVED THE SHORTEST TIME AND WAS TAKEN BY GOD, not
    experiencing death. Enoch’s life was marked by quality of
    relationship with God rather than quantity of years
    (Gen. 5:1-32).
    Many Bible students Believe the account refer to male
    Descendants of the godly line of Seth (Gen. 4:25-26)
    marrying woman who disobeyed god. The marriages
    resulted in a wicked warrior class known as the Nephilim.
    In response, God limited the human life span to 120 years.
    Anguished by human sin, God determined to destroy the
    earth and all life , but He looked favorably on Noah who
    enjoyed a close relationship with Him . God warned Noah
    of the coming flood, instructing him to build an ark to
    save his family and animal life. God promised to establish
    His covenant with Noah (Gen. 6:1-22)
    Then for 40 days and nights  waters gushed up and poured
    down in a deluge until the flood covered the whole earth .
    All humans and land animals not on the ark drowned
    (Gen. 7:1-24).
    God remembered Noah and began to remove the water . The
    ark came to rest on a mountaintop 150 days after the flood
    began. Approximately two and a half months later,
    mountaintops appeared above the water. As the days passed.
    Noah sent out birds to determine the earth dryness. After
    approximately two and half more months, the earth had
    completely dried (Gen.8:1-14).

    1. Follow God’s Leadership (Gen. 6:9-10)

Gen. 6:9   This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous
man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked
with God. 6:10   Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

     In a world of increasing sin , God found a person named
    Noah was whose commitment to Him stood out . Account.
    (Gen.2:4). Righteous. (Psalms 1:5).
    Noah was blameless. Typically blameless described an
    aniamal appropriate for use as a sacrifice to God (for
    example , Lev.1:3;3:1). When applied to humans, "blameless"
    characterizes individuals who abstain from sin
    (2Sam.22:24; Ezel. 28:15) and whoobey God (Psalms 119:1;
    Prov. 11:5).

    2. Beware God’s Judgment (Gen. 6:11-13)

Gen. 6:11   Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was
full of violence. 6:12   God saw how corrupt the earth had
become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
6:13   So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all
people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them.
I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.

    The word for "corrupt" used in the previous two verses to
    describe the earth and its inhabitant comes from a word
    form for destroy. Since humanity insisted on corrupting
    itself through disobedience to Him. God would make the
    corruption complete by destroying the earth and its living
    creatures. As in the biblical principle of and eye for an
    eye and a tooth (Ex. 21:23-25), God made the punishment
    perfectly fit the crime.

    3. Obey God’s Instructions (Gen. 6:14-18,22)

Gen. 6:14   So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make
rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 6:15   This
is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75
feet wide and 45 feet high. 6:16   Make a roof for it and
finish the ark to within 18 inches of the top. Put a door in
the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.
6:17   I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to
destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has
the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 6:18  
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter
the ark —you and your sons and your wife and your sons’
wives with you. 6:22   Noah did everything just as God
commanded him.

    ARK. The Hebrew for this word is used elsewhere only
    in reference to the basket that saved the baby Moses
    (Ex 2:3,5). Coat it with pitch . Moses’ mother made his
    basket watertight in the same way ( Ex 2:3).
    Roof. Perhaps overhanging, to keep the rain from coming
    in. Within 18 inches of the top. Noah’s ark probably had a
    series of small windows (Gen.8:6) encircling the entire
    vessel 18 inches from the top to admit light and air.
    Flood waters on the earth to destroy all life under
    havens . Some believe that the deluge was worldwide,
    partly because of the apparently universal terms of the
    text —both here and elsewhere (Gen. 7,12-13; 7:4,19,
    21-23; 8:21; 9:11,15). Others argue that nothing in the
    narrative of chs. 6-9 of Genesis prevents the flood from
    being understood as regional —destroying everything in
    its wake, but of relatively limited scope and universal
    only from the standpoint of Moses’ geographic knowledge.
    “Earth,”  may be defined in the more restricted sense of
    “land” (Gen. 2:5). “All life under the heavens” may mean
    all life within the range of Noah’s perception. (the universal
    language used to describe the drought and famine in the
    time of Joseph-41:54,57;  Gen.41:57.) Since the purpose of
    the floodwaters was to destroy sinful mankind (Gen.6:13),
    and since the writer possibly had in mind only the
    inhabitants of the ancient Near East, this flood may not
    have had to be worldwide to destroy them. The apostle
    Peter, however, seems to assume that the flood and its
    devastation were universal and total, except for Noah
    and his family (2Peter 3:6).
    Covenant. (Gen.9:9). Noah would understand the full
    implications of God’s covenant with him only after the
    floodwaters had dried up (Gen.9:8-17). Enter the ARK. The
    story of Noah’s salvation from the flood illustrates God’s
    redemption of his children (Heb 11:7; 2Peter 2:5) and
    typifies baptism (1Peter 3:20-21). Your sons and your
    wife and your sons ‘wives with you.. God extends his loving
    concern to the whole family of righteous Noah —a consistent
    pattern in God’s dealings with his people, underscoring the
    moral and responsible relationship of parents to their
    children (Gen.17:7-27; 18:19; Dt 30:19; Ps 78:1-7; 102:28;
    103:17-18; 112:1-2; Ac 2:38-39; 16:31; 1Co 7:14).
    Two of all living creatures. . . To keep them alive. Most
    animals were doomed to die in the flood (Gen.6: 7), but at
    least one pair of each kind was preserved to restock the
    earth after the waters subsided.
    Did every thing just as God commanded. The account stresses
    Noah’s obedience (Gen.7:5,9,16).

        Summary:

            Noah remains an example of trusting and obeying
    God . Despite being surrounded by disobedience , Noah obeyed
    God. He faithfully followed God’s instructions and allowed
    God to use him to provide a new beginning for creation. As
    God used Nosh, so he can use us if we walk with Him and obey
    His instructions.