The Story of Noah-Part 4

The Biblical Account of The Story of Noah

story of noahWhat a remarkable testimony to the faith of Noah.

Genesis 6:22 (NKJV)

22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.

In the entire story of Noah, there is never a moment when Noah is recorded speaking back to God. Noah is a man who listens and obeys, who does not question or argue and he does not make excuses. Noah heard what is by far the most difficult assignment in all the Bible. Yet, he said not a word to question the instructions and he obeyed doing all that the Lord commanded him.  In fact, the Hebrew in verse 22 is repetitive to emphasize Noah’s upmost obedience. Noah is arguably the most obedient man in the Old Testament. There are other men in the Old Testament who received much easier instructions, such as Jonah or Gideon. However, those men questioned God or even rebelled entirely as in the case of Jonah. Continue reading

The Story of Noah-Part 3

The Biblical Account of The Story of Noah

story of noahNoah is told to construct an Ark. The word for ark in Hebrew is interesting, it doesn’t mean boat. It literally means “chest or box.”  This word is very rare in the Bible. It is used only one other time in the entire Old Testament.  It is also the same word used to describe the basket that Moses was floated in as a baby when his mother gave him up in the river in Egypt. . But other than that, it is never used for anything else in scripture. Only after Noah heard the dimensions would he have realized this would be no ordinary box. Why does God call it an ark and not a boat? The simple answer is that a boat didn’t exist in Noah’s day. No one ever built one before. No one never needed one before.  And there is no evidence that man has ever ventured off the land. Earlier in the book of Genesis we are told in the creation that all land is in one place and all the water is in one place. So all the land on Earth at this time is still connected, so there is no need to get in a boat. All that will change after the flood as it alters the land masses of the Earth. Continue reading

The Story Of Noah-Part 2

The Biblical Account of The Story of Noah

Having studied the reasons for the flood in part 1, now we’re ready to move into the Flood story. And the story begins with a man, Noah.

Genesis 6:8-12 (NKJV)

But Noah found favor (grace) in the eyes of the Lord.

Noah Pleases God

This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a righteous (just) man, blameless (godly) in his generations. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

story of noahWe remember that the earth has filled with sinful men, each left to his own conscience to choose right from wrong. And our conscience fails us every time, for the world has now been filled with violence and wickedness. And therefore, having left it to man’s conscience to guide themselves it has led to the complete depravity of the world. Even the demon realm has crossed a line. And in doing so, it has caused the need for God to act.  Continue reading