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Why Did God Save Noah?

I. Introduction:

A. The first destruction of life on earth is a reference used when teaching about the final destruction of life on earth:

  1. By Jesus (Matthew 24:35-39).
  2. By Peter (II Peter 3:3-10).
B. Noah is referenced in regard to being saved from destruction (Hebrews 11:7).

  1. He is used in showing an antitype of the water that then destroyed and the water that is now used towards salvation (I Peter 3:18-22).
  2. He is a contrasting figure against the ungodly (II Peter 2:5).

II. Body: Genesis 6:1-7:1

A. Noah was a just [righteous] man (Psalms 1:1-6 and Psalms 37:39).

  1. Think about your role in being just before God (Romans 1:17 and Romans 2:13)?
  2. Consider what type of persons could have saved Sodom (Genesis 18:23-26).
  3. Don’t think that being just temporarily is enough (Ezekiel 18:24 and Hebrews 10:38)!
B. Noah was perfect (Psalms 37:37 and Proverbs 11:5).

  1. That Hebrew word is later translated “without blemish” (Exodus 12:5, Leviticus 3:6, etc.). @ 44 times in the KJV (Strong’s # 8549).
  2. That is, as later translated “upright”, to keep from iniquity (II Samuel 22:21-24); to be “undefiled” (Psalms 119:1) in the way.
  3. If you do the word study, you’ll find the same word translated “uprightly” and notice what that verse says (Proverbs 28:18).
  4. What is taught about being perfect in the New Testament (Matthew 5:48, II Corinthians 7:1, Colossians 1:28, and James 1:4)?
C. Noah walked with God (Deuteronomy 13:4 and Micah 6:8).

  1. Look back at Noah’s forefathers, to Enoch (Genesis 5:22-24).
  2. Walking with God is relational, it is fellowship (I John 1:1-7).
  3. We see with Enoch that walking with God is about pleasing God (Hebrews 11:5).
  4. We know how to walk and how to please God through His inspired word (I Thessalonians 4:1-2).
D. If you are not just, perfect, and walking with God; you can be made such through Jesus (Romans 3:24 and I Corinthians 6:9-11).

  1. What can wash away your sins (Revelation 1:5)?
  2. Will you hear the Gospel (Romans 1:16)?
  3. Will you obey all of the Lord’s will (Matthew 28:18-20 and Hebrews 5:8-9)?
  4. If you’re an erring saint, will you turn back to God and walk the way He expects (I John 1:8-2:6)?
  5. If you are of the world, will you repent and be converted (Acts 3:19)?
  6. If you turn and obey, guess what… (I Thessalonians 5:8-10).

III. Conclusion: Saints - Remember the admonition Peter gave concerning the righteous being saved (I Peter 4:17-19) and make your calling and election sure (II Peter 1:10).