Some weeks back, I taught my Wend. morn. class on the life of Noah. Since then, I have been teaching on Abraham. We have finished with Abraham, except for going over what the New Testament says about Abraham. Here are my notes for Noah:
Gen 5 geneology:
5. Adam lives 930 years.
3. At 130, he begets Seth.
6. Adam 235 years old.
9. 325 years old.
12. 395 years old.
15. 460 years old.
18. 622 years old.
21. 687 years old.
25. 874 years old.
Lived up to Noah’s father’s time. Pass on heritage, Christ’s geneology.
Noah means rest, comfort
Gen 6: 1-8, THE CONDITION OF MAN
Seth and Cain descendents intermarry
The Key: v. 2- Took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. Gen 1:24, 1 wife, Mk. 10:6- From the Beginning. Gen. 1:18- “Helper” companion, not wanted for beauty only. Mt. 24: 37-39- “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
Gen. 6:5- every intent of the heart was evil continually, also filled with violence, v. 11, 13. Lawlessness also. This is what angers a holy God.
Gen. 6:3- strive, abide with Man in mercy all this time.
6:6- Sorry He had made Man (In1:31, God called Man “very good.”)
6:7- creation subject to curse through Man’s disobedience.
6:8- Noah finds grace, not chosen randomly, Noah was a just man. He walked with God like Enoch. Did he want to go to God like Enoch? Perfect in his generation, righteous before God, Gen. 7:1.
6:22- Noah did all according to God’s command.
Gen 8: 15-19- be fruitful and multiply.
v. 20-22- Act of worship, 1/7 of all clean animals. The Lord is moved. The Lord makes a covenant.
v. 21- remove curse, see Gen. 3:17-19, 5: 28-29, the faith of Lamech
especially v.2- fear,dread
v. 3-4- lifeblood
v. 5-6- Man in God’s image
v. 8-17- THE COVENANT IN RESPONSE TO WORSHIP
Noah had faith, Heb. 11:7- “BY FAITH Noah, being divinely warned of things not seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
Noah preached righteousness, 2Pet. 2:5- “…did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.”
God is long suffering- 1Pet.3: 18-22
Ezk. 14:13-14- “Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hands against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off mankind and beast from it. Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves, says the Lord God.”
Read Ezk. 14: 15-20, especially v. 20- neither deliver sons nor daughter, only themselves by their righteousness
Ezk. 14: 21-22
Cush- Ethiopians, Babylonians
What was Ham’s sin? Gen. 9:18-29, v.22- broadcast rather than cover. Was Canaan punished for sin of his father Ham? No- Ex. 20:5. See Lev. 18, doings of Caanan, v. 3, see v. 6-18, sin passed down. Race has nothing to do with curse.
Japheth- Gauls, Britons, Germanic peoples, Russians, Medes, Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Thracians.
Shem- Persians, Assyrians, Chaleans, Armenians, Syrians.