So, a lot has been written about Noah the past few days since the release of the movie. Today I thought I would simply share 3 passages that frame the story of Noah (spend some time reflecting on these today):
- Genesis 6:5-7
The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”
- Genesis 6:8-9
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
- Genesis 8:1
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
Note: you can read the rest of the story in Genesis 6-9 and Hebrews 11:7 to learn about his obedience, his faith, God’s covenant, and Noah’s sinfulness in the end. Here are three other passages worth looking at relating to Noah and God’s love and His judgment: 1 Peter 3:19-21; 2 Peter 2:4-6 and Matthew 24:37-39.
Your turn: What scriptures stand out to you the most from the life of Noah? What do you learn from these 3 passages?