Noah was a Righteous Man... a Man of Faith!
Genesis 6:9-14 New International Version
Noah and the Flood 9 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. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress[a] wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.
Monday - June 14
Our current summer series is on the Biblical doctrine of Sin. What is it? Why is it so important? The story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3 showed that Sin is not primarily doing bad, immoral or unethical deeds. Those are like the symptoms of a disease. Instead, the disease of Sin is a lack of faith and trust in God and God's unmerited favor(grace). In the story of Cain and Abel, the children of Adam and Eve, we saw that the disease of Sin had infected their whole family. Here in Genesis 6, the disease of Sin has infected all of society. The whole world had turned from trusting in God and receiving God's grace as a gift, Noah is not perfect. Instead, he is described as being "a righteous ma, blameless in his generation." Compared to everyone else, Moses is like Mother Theresa. But he is, primarily, a man of faith. That is what makes him righteous. As the story progresses we will see why this is true as he trusts in God's word.