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
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
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;
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
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).
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