In the Bible, the Lord shows His Character and relationship with many people. Their response to Him and His response to them shows us Who God is and what He wants with us. This is about Noah:
The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for I am grieved that I have made them." But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. Gen 6:5-9
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. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it: …Noah did everything just as God commanded him. Gen 6:13-15,22
The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal… Gen 7:1,2
The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in. Gen 7:16
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month--on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. Gen 7: 11,12
The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. Every living thing that moved on the earth perished--birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark. The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days. Gen 7:18-24
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,… Gen 8:1-3Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry. Then God said to Noah, "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you--the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground--so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number upon it." Gen 8:13-17
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." Gen 8:20-22
Thought questions: How did God feel about Man being wicked? What did the Lord decide to do about it? Why did Noah find favor in God's eyes? How did God care for Noah? Did Noah obey all that God told him to do? Did the animals obey the Lord? Who shut the door of the ark? What does this say about Who is in charge of life and death? Where did all of the water come from? What does this tell you about Who is in charge of all Nature? How was God's relationship with Noah, did He remember Noah in all that activity on Earth? What does this say about God's faithfulness to His Word? How is God with You, and you with Him? Noah saw that the ground was dry. Did he come out on his own or did he wait for God to tell him to? What was one of the very first things Noah did when he came out of the ark? How do you honor the Lord? Did God make a promise to Noah and you and me?
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