righteousness of Noah as seen by the Lord and his faith and obedience in
believing the Lord and proceeding to build the Ark and preach the
righteousness of God.
AIM: That we
might find that same grace wherein we are enabled to hear the Word of
the Lord and to walk with Him as did Noah.
INTR: We may
easily compare the conditions of our age with that of Noah and faithful
men have borne witness to the Gospel that Noah saw in the promise of God
and the impending judgment that it sure to come.
1. Biblical history
is of great importance in that the record of redemption is clearly seen
along with the things it promises to all generations.
displayed the same kind of faith that has always been required for
pleasing God and so we bring the issues of old to bear in our generation
and that especially as we see glaring similarities.
3. We will look
to the directives given to Noah in this chapter and beyond to some
things about the entrance into the Ark as are seen in chapter 7 –
Observation, Determination, Salvation.
THESIS: We never question the fact
that salvation is by grace alone and through the shed blood of Christ
our Lord. Essential in the salvation process is faith and obedience to
the Lord as the reality of sin and its hatefulness to God are witnessed.
I. The Divine Observation (vv. 9-12)
1. A short but profound
statement concerning Noah and his relationship with the Lord:
just man – only one way for that: it results in being witnessed in a
life that answers to it.
2) Perfection in his generations: others
could see it in his demeanor.
3) Noah walked with God!
4) See 7:1.
He was seen as righteous by the Lord.
2. The implication is that his
sons were men of faith as well.
3. He stood out in stark contrast to
the universal corruption and violence that prevailed in the world even
as it does now.
4. The assessment: They had corrupted His way – the
way of holiness:
1) Sin is sin in all, but we are distinguished by
our reaction to it.
2) And, above all, is contrary to the
righteousness and will of God.
II. The Divine Determination (vv.
1. The Lord confided to Noah, who would in turn preach it to
others. The end of all flesh was before Him and He would bring it all to
an end: we preach the same today.
1) The Lord sees far beyond the
surface – this is more than just knowing about it.
2) They had filled
the earth with their wickedness and violence
3) He then would destroy
them and the earth with them.
2. The directive to Noah: you build an
Ark, as per my plans and specifications:
1) Of strong wood
Rooms within to accommodate all
3) Pitch it within and without – the
3. From a Spurgeon sermon: One way of salvation,
Sufficient for all that would come, completely secured, One door, and
one source of light.
4. A universal flood is coming even as we now
repeat: “judgment is coming all will be there” – there is no other way.
III. The Word of Salvation (vv. 18-22)
1. The Lord’s covenant to
be established with Noah – He was going to save the world and Noah would
be brought through as the head. Through Noah the salvation of the Lord
would be seen.
2. The Ark would emerge and much about it speaks to us
1) The redeemed rode over the waters of judgment and were
not consumed even as we in Christ endured the judgment of God!
Noah and his family would come into the Ark
3) They would take of
every living thing into the Ark with them in the prescribed manner
Food for all would be taken
3. Noah complied in every way – he obeyed
the Lord to the saving of the world (He saved the world but not all in
4. Consider what follows in Genesis 7:1-16