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2Fearing God is always reflected in obedience to Him, and He always rewards obedience.
*3REVERENCE & RESPECT* *is the principle*
*RIGHTEOUSNESS* *is the promise*
/4Genesis 6:6-8 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord./
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/5Hebrews 11:7/
/By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith./
/Using Noah as an example, let’s explore what it means to “fear the Lord”.
As we examine his life, we will see how his fear of God made it possible for him to obey God.
This in turn motivated him to build an altar and worship.
His “discovery of grace” allowed him to see how he could be delivered from the coming destruction.
God caused Noah to “prosper” and become the heir of righteousness.
It is this same process which allows us to be “made righteous” today.
Romans 10:3,4; I Corinthians 1:30/
Just as you cannot base a relationship on cold facts alone, the same is true of developing a relationship with God.
There are so many elements that are inter-connected, and it is easy to turn it into a ritual.
It is so easy to get the cart ahead of the horse.
There are steps to developing your relationship with God, but at no time should they take the place of your relationship with God.
Noah began building a strange-looking boat with one small window.
As he built it, he proclaimed to all who would listen that God told him a flood was coming to destroy civilization.
Couple this strange scenario with the fact that in the history of the world it had never rained, and a person has the plot for a very interesting story.
The true story of Noah and the ark has leaped from the Bible to capture the imagination of young and old alike in every generation for nearly forty centuries.
When God told Noah it was going to rain, he believed it.
When God told Noah to build an ark, he responded by beginning to build.
But when Noah relayed this message to the people of his day, they did not believe it.
Still, their refusal to believe the message did nothing to deter him from his determination to build an ark.
He whom Peter called “a preacher of righteousness” (II Peter 2:5) kept hammering and heralding.
Man’s wickedness caused God to resort to a destructive flood, and it was Noah’s godly fear and righteousness that caused God to warn him and to give him and others an opportunity to escape.
Although Noah escaped the judgment of the Flood, he was able to save only his own family.
The Bible records only 769 words spoken by God to Noah during his 950-year life.
The Bible records 392 words that God spoke to him before the Flood and 377 words that He spoke to Noah after the Flood.
We who feel a need to receive reassurance from God regularly should learn a lesson from Noah.
God told him to build the ark; and as far as we know, He did not speak to him again until after the flood when He told Noah to leave the ark.
It is no wonder the Bible speaks of Noah as an heir of righteousness.
/Slide 6 -           “A man of faith provides for no alternative to the command of God.”/
What a great challenge Noah provided for us today by his exemplary life of faith and fear (godly respect)!
May we always fear the Lord, for it is the “beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).
Noah’s civilization was more wicked than we can imagine.
We believe our world is wicked today, but the Bible says of Noah’s day that /“every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).
It also adds that “the earth . . .
was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth” (Genesis 6:12)/.
The four words “every,” “only,” “all,” and “continually” define the degree to which the people had degenerated.
We can be thankful that there is still a moral thread that runs through the fabric of North America.
We face numerous challenges in our contemporary culture, but many of our schools and communities still retain a respect for God and moral values.
In Noah’s day, however, he and his family were the only ones who feared God.
God Warned Noah about what was about to happen.
God has always had people of righteousness to whom He could relate and through whom He could communicate with mankind.
In every dispensation God has had someone to whom He could talk and convey His messages so that they in turn would relay His words to the people.
Noah was God’s man in what many often refer to as the second dispensation, or the dispensation of conscience.
7/“Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8).
The Bible also describes Noah as “a just man,” “perfect,” and that he “walked with God.”
It is commendable that Noah maintained his integrity in spite of being surrounded by sin.
This proves that we can live for God in a wicked world—at home, at work, at school, or wherever we may be exposed to iniquity.
Noah warned those around him.
The Bible does not tell us how Noah evangelized his world, but it does call him “a preacher of righteousness.”
How discouraging it must have been to have preached for over a century and still not have any converts except seven family members.
Although this seems like a failure in the field of evangelism, he did save his family.
Unfortunately, not all Christians today have achieved even that measure of success.
Whether the people got into the ark was not the only deciding factor relative to their salvation.
The people were lost because they would not repent of their wickedness, not merely because they failed to get into the ark.
If they had been righteous, they would have gotten into the ark, but since they were wicked, they did not even consider it.
Apparently, Noah did not preach, “Get into the ark,” for the people needed to repent of their wickedness and obtain righteousness.
Then they would have gone into the ark.
Noah, sensing that need, preached righteousness.
/8“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:37-39)./
Jesus warned that the time preceding His second coming would be similar to the days before the Flood.
He said that there would be a time of eating, drinking, marrying, and divorce, and there would be a lack of knowledge (“and knew not until the flood came”).
The lack of knowledge Christ predicted will not be a lack of education, for another of the prophecies of the last days indicates that “knowledge shall be increased” (Daniel 12:4).
Still, while there will be an increase of education in the last days there also will be an */ignorance of the things of God/*.
9/“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy . . .
traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (II Timothy 3:1-4).
Many things today reflect the time of moral decadence of which both Jesus and Paul warned.
Rather than contrast the times we live in, we are going to talk about the motivating factor behind Moses’ actions.
Obedience is based on godly fear -
10Seven verses in Proverbs begin with the words “The fear of the Lord.”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7).
2. “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil” (Proverbs 8:13).
3. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).
4. “The fear of the Lord prolongeth days” (Proverbs 10:27).
5. “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life” (Proverbs 14:27).
6. “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom” (Proverbs 15:33).
7. “The fear of the Lord tendeth to life” (Proverbs 19:23).
Scofield defines “fear of the Lord” as “a phrase of the Old Testament piety, meaning reverential trust, with hatred of evil.”
It is not “a feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.,” which is the usual definition of fear, but it is reverence and respect.
The Scriptures state that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom, and before a person can believe God he must revere God.
To revere is “to regard with deep respect.”
To regard is “to observe or look at with a firm, steady gaze.”
Before any person believes God, he must behold God.
Looking always precedes loving.
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil” (Proverbs 8:13).
No one can truly respect God and love evil, for evil and God are incompatible.
Consequently, respect for God and respect for evil are incompatible.
The fear of the Lord prolongs a person’s days (Proverbs 10:27), for he becomes the benefactor of many blessings that may include health (Proverbs 3:8), protection (Proverbs 3:33), and prosperity (Proverbs 3:9-10).
These are benefits that naturally encourage longevity.
To fear the Lord is to tap into the fountain of abundant life.
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