v “NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD”
v HEBREWS 11:7
v GENESIS 6:8
v “By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household by which he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
v “But Noah found favor (grace) in the eyes of the Lord.”
§ In Genesis 6:6-7, we read of God’s displeasure with the world and its wickedness
¨ “The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
¨ The Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
§ Then, as God looks over the whole earth, He sees one righteous man
§ Simply put, he means that Noah found favor in God’s sight.
For Noah was living in obedience to God’s revelation.
v THE EVENTS SURROUNDING NOAH
¨ The ancestry of Noah
§ His father—Lamech who lived 595 years
§ Lamech’s father—Methusaleh who lived 969 years
§ Methuselah’s father—Enoch who never died
§ Enoch’s father—Jared who lived 962 years
§ Jared’s father—Mahalalel who lived 895 years
§ Mahalalel’s father—Kenan who lived 910 years
§ Kenan’s father—Enosh who lived 905 years
§ Enosh’s father—Seth who lived 930 years
§ Seth’s father—Adam who lived 930 years
Ø Noah was the 10th generation of mankind on earth
¨ Since the time of Adam, the world had become populated
§ With many human beings
¨ 6:2 “the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.”
¨ Descendants of Cain (daughters of men)
Descendants of Seth (sons of God)
!! Resulting in more and more men who tended towards evil instead of righteousness
¨ Saw the evilness of man
!!!! v The seemingly disregard by man or what God termed unrighteousness
!!! Ø Decided to destroy ALL of man
!!! Ø But as He looked over the earth, He saw
!!!! v ONE RIGHTEOUS MAN
!!!!! v Who obeyed God’s commands
v Who listened to God?
v Who followed God’s leadership
· Decided to save this one man along with his family
v Three sons
v Three daughters-in-law
v GOD’S DIRECTIONS TO NOAH
v Build an ark
v This was to be no short term project
v Something that would be done in
v An afternoon
v A weekend
v A month
v Or even a year
v It would take 120 years
v Longer than the average lifetime of any person on earth today
v Record of the oldest human being to live (excluding those in Old Testament)
v Jeanne Calment who lived 122 years 164 days
v A man from Japan (disputed) lived 120 years 237 days
v From efmoody.com
v *LIFE SPAN * \\ \\
v *LIVING LONGER*: The Japanese still live longer than anyone else.
Japanese women born in 1993 are expected to live 82.51 years- up .129
years from the previous year.
Men are expected to live 76.25 years- up .16
French women placed second at 80.94 years followed by Switzerland at 80.90, Iceland at 80.89 and Sweden at 80.79.
American women placed at 79.10 years.
For men, second place was Iceland at 75.74 years, Sweden at 75.35, Hong Kong at 74.90 and Israel at 74.54.
U.S. males were at 72.2 years.
The Japanese said their long lives was due to moderation in eating and drinking.
Other advice was early to bed and early to rise religious faith and hard work.
v From a 1996 actuary- a man age 65 can expect to live to 80.3.
A woman to age 83.8.
A girl born in 1996 who misses the diseases of breast cancer and heart disease can figure on a lifetime to age 92.
v Made of “gopher-wood”
v 3 stories high within
v 450 feet long
v 75 feet wide
v 45 high
v Divided into cabins
v With partitions so that all the different creatures would have room and yet no space left unused
v Exact dimensions were given to Noah by God so that there would be enough room
v For the 4 couples
v Noah and wife
v Three sons and their wives
v For every animal
v For all the food needed
v To feed the 8 people
v To feed all the animals
v Pitch to be placed inside and out
v To shed off the rain
v To prevent the water from soaking in
v To take away the bad smell of the beasts in close quarters
v A little window towards the top of the ark
v To let in light
v Not for looking out to the destruction of the earth