- Series: General Topics
Gen. 6:8-9, 7:5-13
1. Noah loved God.
2. Noah loved his wife.
3. Noah loved his children.
1. NOAH LOVED GOD.
A. This is found in both of the key verses used in this sermon.
1. Gen. 6:9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
A. What does it mean to walk with God?
1. The word “walk” is used many times in the Scriptures and means to be in agreement with.
A. Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, unless they be agreed?
B. Gen. 5:22 Enoch walked with God three hundred years and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
C. In the New Testament, we find the word “walk” or “walked” used in a similar way.
1. To walk in the Spirit Gal. 5:16.
2. Who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit Rom. 8:1.
3. Walk in Truth 3 John 1:4.
2. Noah was in agreement with God. He loved God.
2. Noah walked with God. Therefore, he obeyed God.
A. Gen. 7:5 And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him.
1. John 14:15 If you love Me keep My commandments.
2. Noah loved God because he did as the Lord commanded him to do.
A. He used gopher wood.
1. It did not matter if there was easier wood to use.
A. He used gopher wood.
B. He designed it to the exact dimensions specified by God.
1. He did not say, “Well, I think it would work better this size.”
A. He used the exact dimensions specified by God.
C. Noah loved God.
2. NOAH LOVED HIS WIFE.
A. Noah’s wife was not saved because of Noah’s faith.
1. Noah was an example to her.
2. The whole world was evil.
A. Gen. 6:5-6 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and he was grieved in His heart.
1. Therefore, there was only one place that she could have been taught.
B. Noah’s wife was not forced into the ark; she had to have faith that there was going to be a flood.
1. Where did here faith come from?
A. The Bible says that faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of God Rom. 10:17.
B. Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
C. We see this concept in the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8:26-40.
1. Acts 8:30 Phillip asked the Eunuch, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
2. Acts 8:31 “How can I, unless someone guides me?”
C. It had to have been Noah that taught his wife; there was no one else to take this charge.
1. Therefore, Noah loved his wife.
3. NOAH LOVED HIS CHILDREN
A. The same concepts that applied to Noah’s wife also apply to his children.
1. They had to have been taught by Noah.
A. Therefore, we have already proven that Noah loved his children.
1. But, lets us look at this more in-depth.
2. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
A. Noah’s children were grown and married.
1. It was Noah’s training that caused them to make the right decisions when they were old.
2. This is also found in the New Testament.
A. Eph. 6:4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
3. How did Noah do this training of his children and how did he bring them up in the admonition of the Lord.
A. Moses tells us how this is done.
1. Deut. 6:4-12
A. He first loved God.
1. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
2. First, we need to notice that these words were written by Moses long after Noah. They were not written directly to Noah but are applicable to him.
3. Now notice the “you” at the beginning of the verse.
4. Then notice the “your” at the end of the verse.
1. The you and the your apply to the parent--what the parent must do before what follows (Noah in this case).
2. After the parent gets his mind right, then he teaches the children.
A. Deut. 6:7-9 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
B. Noah is how Noah’s children were trained and this is how children from the beginning to the present day were and are trained and there is no other way.
1. Therefore, Noah loved his children
1. Noah loved God—He obeyed God.
2. Noah loved his wife--She was on the ark.
3. Noah loved his children--They and their wives were on the ark.
4. Do we love God? Do we obey him?
5. Do we love our wives? Are we the help-meet we were meant to be? Are we helping them to be saved?
6. Do we love our children? Are we the example to them? Are we teaching them so that they will know how to be saved?
7. The last question is: Would our family have been on the ark when the flood came?