Noah Part 1 – Is Noah Crazy in Thinking There Will Be a Great Flood?
Bible Study Lesson from Genesis 6:9-22
The instructions sound simple (for a builder) but what God is asking Noah to do is monumental!
Would you do it? Would I?
This is the story of Noah as told in the Old Testament.
As we do this Bible study of Genesis we will discover more about the history of God.
This tells about the great flood and how it rained for 40 days and 40 nights.
God Gives Instructions to Noah for the Ark
Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.
Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.
But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.
And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. – Genesis 6:13-14:18-20 NASB
God Commands – Noah Obeys – Is Noah Crazy?
Think about it. Let’s say you’ve just finished watching your favorite football or basketball team on TV, brushed your teeth, put on your pj’s and settled in bed for a good nights rest.
All of a sudden God says to you, “I want you to build a gigantic boat and put your family and two each of all the animals in it because I’m going to destroy the rest of the world.”
And, this craft is not a small rowboat. No, this boat is about one and a half football fields long and 4 stories high!
Oh, I meant to mention that there was probably no water around for miles!
What would you do?
I’m not sure about you but I might just have myself committed for evaluation to see if I am sane enough to function in society!
But Noah didn’t react the way you and I might have. Noah had faith in God and truly believed that when God made a covenant (a promise), He kept it.
Faith of Noah
This story is more about faith and obedience than about a boat and a flood. Verse 22 sums it up as it states;
“Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.” – NASB
How many times have we been warned of God’s judgment and ignored it? How about opportunities in life?
Did we listen?
My Christian Walk? I was Stubborn
Although I was baptized at an early age, I fell away from God for a large portion of my life until one day I finally listened to what God was saying to my heart.
There was a tug at my heart to get back to a church family and learn more about Him.
My Ark – and Yours
I am still a long, long way from being perfect (I’ll never get there) but now I have the assurance that Christ will protect me from the “flood” when God decides to judge the people of the earth again, which He has promised to do.
Preparation and Action – Are you prepared to face the judgment of God?
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I will pray for you this morning that God will come into your life and give you the same joy that He has shown to me; not because I deserve it but just because He loves me
— And you!
Love in Christ
If God is tugging at your heart today and you have thought about receiving the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to read the verses from John 3:16 to get more information.
Read Entire Passage Here:
New American Standard Bible
New King James Version