Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Flood

The Flood (Genesis 6 to 9)

(1) The Flood was announced

When Jehovah saw that the wickedness of men was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thought of his heart was only evil continually, it repented Jehovah that he had made man, and Jehovah announced his purpose to destroy man from the face of the ground.

(2) Noah found favor

"But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." Because Noah was a just man and perfect in his generation, walking with God, God would spare Noah and his house and through them would re-people the earth and offer a new probation.

(3) The race was destroyed

While the ark was building, Noah denounced the wickedness of the day and warned men of impending doom. At last God called Noah and his family, with selections of all living creatures, into the ark, and shutting them in, sent floods of water to do their destroying work.

(4) The earth was re-peopled

When the floods of water had assuaged, God blessed Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, and bade them be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.

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