Covenant With Noah – Would You Build an Ark? Part 2
Bible Study Lessons from Genesis 7:1-5
He had made a promise or covenant and was en route to keeping it.
Noah & The Great Flood
Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.
You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female; also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.
For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.”
Noah did according to all that the Lord had commanded him. – Genesis 7:1-5 NASB
What Exactly is a Covenant?
The beginning verses of this passage are about covenants. Put simply, a covenant is a promise.
God makes covenants with many well-known people throughout the Bible including David, Abraham and Moses – to name a few.
God also makes covenants with us.
He is our salvation just as He was with Noah and the others. Isn’t it fantastic that God has made a promise to us that He will be with us and help with our everyday situations? All we have to do is call on Him through Jesus Christ for guidance?
The second part of this Scripture lesson portrays something that we may hastily read over but could be the most important sentence in the story of Noah.
The sentence I’m speaking of is the last one which says that Noah did
“all that the LORD commanded him.”
You see, Noah obeyed God after hearing the covenant God had made to him.
What About Us?
We are also asked to do certain tasks for God with the talents and spiritual gifts He has given us.
I doubt that many of us have ever, or will ever, be asked to do something as monumental as building an ark (although it’s possible) but our job is just as important to God as Noah’s.
When God Asks
What do we say when God asks us to do something for Him? There are several possible answers:
- Yes God, I will do as you ask and start on it today
- Yes God, I will do as you ask but will have to wait for the “right” time
- Yes God, I would do as you ask but I just don’t have the talent for that
- Yes God, I would do it but just don’t have the time or money
- God, I can’t do that! It’s too big a project for me
Did you pick any of your answers to God’s request within these or do you have other answers of your own?
Love in Christ
If you would like to learn more about the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to look at John 3:16.
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