Noah’s faith & obedience

Posted by admin on 2 June 2013 in Genesis |

Genesis 6:9 – 22

  9 This is the account of Noah and his family.

   Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

Here, let us read carefully on the fact that Noah walked faithfully with God.

How can we walk faithfully with God?

  1. Meditate the Bible daily (Psalm 1:2).
  2. Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
    Present your requests to God without worry, in everything, by prayer & petition, with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6).
    Seek God’s will. *Refer to the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9 – 13).
    Pray for others (1 Timothy 2:1).
  3. Do the will of God (John 9:4). Evangelize others (2 Timothy 4:2, 5). Say ‘no’ to ungodliness and worldly passions. Live self-controlled, upright and godly life (Titus 2:12).

In summary, be a disciple of Jesus.

   11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 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.

God shared His plan of judgement (the Flood) with Noah (13).

Also, God shared His plan of judgement on Sodom & Gomorrah with Abraham (Genesis 18:16 – 33). Why did God share His plan with Abraham? As shown in Isaiah 41:8 and James 2:23, God called Abraham ‘My friend’. God considered him as His friend. Friend does not hide secret from friend.

Jesus said “You are my friends if you do what I command.” (John 15:14)

Jesus called His disciples ‘friends’.  He have made everything that He learned from His Father known to them (John 15:15).

   14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high. 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

God gave Noah the details of the Ark that Noah should build, by which his family members and the pairs of chosen animals would be saved.

The Bible reading, prayer life, evangelism and ministry will become like Noah’s Ark of salvation. Our faith may be too small to see when it is first conceived but it will grow to save many people (Luke 13:18 – 19).

  22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.

Noah obeyed God’s command to build the Ark.

Let us be reminded of John 15:14. “You are my friends if you do what I command.”

Who is your friend?

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