Sunday, February 21, 2021

God’s Timeline – Part 14 Noah did Everything God Commanded Him

 

God’s Timeline – Part 14

Noah did Everything God Commanded Him

Pastor Bruce A. Shields

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SERMON INTRODUCTION

 

Noah Builds the Ark as God Commands

-         Creation Week

-         Adam, Eve, and the Fall

-         Cain and Abel

-         Evil Fills the World

-         NOW Noah Did All God Commanded Him

 

From the time of Seth’s birth (Genesis 5:3 tells us Adam was 130), to the birth of Noah was 1,056 years. The Flood took place when Noah was 600 years old, making it 1,656 years from the birth of Seth to the Flood.

 

Genesis 5 gives us the lineage from Adam’s family line. Adam to Noah.

 

Now we reach Genesis 6 and the description of sin, once more, and the discipline (correction) God gives.

 

  

SCRIPTURE READING

Genesis 6:9-22

“This is the account of Noah and his family.

 

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

 

11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.

 

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. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.

 

15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high. 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 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.

 

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. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

 

22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.”

 

 

       I.         A RIGHTEOUS MAN RECEIVES GODS FAVOR

a.      Noah was a righteous man

                                              i.      Blameless among the people of his time (comparatively speaking)

                                           ii.      Walked faithfully with God

 

 

b.     Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth

                                              i.      Shem – the middle. Probably listed first because it was from his bloodline Jesus Christ came.

                                           ii.      Ham – the youngest.

                                        iii.      Japheth – the oldest.

                                         iv.      We can determine their order by Genesis 9:24; 10:21

 

c.      God does not say here that the sons or wives are righteous

                                              i.      But He doesn’t say they are not either

 

                                           ii.      It is logical to assume they were decent enough before the flood, and probably all helped in constructing the ark

 

                                        iii.      However, we will find in Genesis 9:20-27 all that changes when Noah becomes drunk, and Ham was alone with his father before going to tell his brothers.

 

                                         iv.      There are two views to take with this event which caused ham to be cursed.

1.      There are scholars who believe more may have happened than seeing his father naked, which would bring punishment.

2.      Seeing and looking are two different things, and perhaps the looking is what brought punishment.

3.      We see the brothers enter with coverings and entered backward to cover their father.

4.      Whatever the cause, we will cover the punishments at a later time.

 

 

   II.         OBEDIENCE IS KEY TO PLEASING GOD

a.      Obedience is what makes us righteous in God’s sight

                                              i.      The takeaway here is God desires obedience.

                                           ii.      He rewarded it in the Garden

                                        iii.      He rewarded it outside the Garden

                                         iv.      He is rewarding 1600 years later

 

                                            v.      1 Samuel 15:22 “Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”

 

                                         vi.      Proverbs 21:3 “To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”

 

                                      vii.      John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

 

                                    viii.      1 John 2:4 “Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,”

 

 

b.     The new command to Noah

                                              i.      God says, “the earth is corrupt and full of violence. ALL the people of the earth are corrupt in their ways”

 

1.      All the people are referring to the corrupt people, because obviously, Noah is not corrupt here.

 

2.      So, when God explains his plan to Noah, repeating “ALL” the people, he is referring to the corrupted ones. Which still does not tell us if Noah’s wife, sons, and daughters-in-law were corrupt or not.

 

3.      We can assume either stand at this point.

a.      Either they were NOT corrupt at this point

b.     They were corrupt but God allowed them to live to repopulate the new earth

 

 

c.      God lets Noah in on the plan

                                              i.      God says to Noah, “I am going to put an end to ALL (corrupt) people, the earth is filled with violence because of THEM (corrupt). I am going to destroy the earth and THEM (corrupt).”

 

                                           ii.      God did not have to tell Noah His plan

 

                                        iii.      I believe He did because when you correct or discipline, it is to change a direction or path. It would do no good to correct or discipline and not explain WHY.

 

                                         iv.      This Flood would be remembered forever, and the story told and retold about disobedience to God and the coming punishment, Judgment Day.

 

                                            v.      Chinese is the oldest written language.

1.      They use symbols for words, and combinations of symbols to create new words.

 

2.      There are MANY documents referring to the great flood in their ancient texts, including the following.

a.      The symbol for boat = the symbols for vessel + 8 + people

b.     The symbol for desire/covet = woman + trees

c.      The symbol for No, not, negative = serpent + trees

d.     The symbol for restrain = mouth (eating) + tree

e.      The symbol for righteous = hand + lance = me & me + sheep = righteous

f.       The symbol for beautiful = noble person + lamb = beautiful

g.     The symbol for FLOOD = water + total & together + earth + 8

 

3.      Here is the reference -> https://creation.com/images/pdfs/tj/j19_2/j19_2_96-108.pdf

 

 

III.         GOD ESTABLISHES THE COVENANTS, NOT MAN

a.      I will establish a covenant with you

                                              i.      The first covenant in the garden, to be obeyed outside the garden

                                           ii.      Most did not, and were corrupt without covering

                                        iii.      Now a new covenant with Noah

 

 

b.     A contract with instructions and a reward/disciple

                                              i.      Covenants have protection for obedience, and correction/discipline or punishment for disobedience.

 

                                           ii.      This covenant would protect Noah and his family, along with animals to repopulate the new earth. (he saved animals too because creation was over. Everything that would be made was made during the week of creation)

 

                                        iii.      As long as they obeyed the command, they would receive the blessings, benefits, and protection from the coming punishment.

 

                                         iv.      SIDE NOTE – the scriptures say the animals will “come to you,” Noah and his family did not have to gather them up.

 

 

c.      How did Noah respond?

                                              i.      Just as a righteous man who walked with God should

 

22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.

  

CONCLUSION –

 

Matthew 24:37-39

“37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

 

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

 

 

 

Next week we will read about Noah and the Flood

 

 

 

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