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." Hebrews 11:7
What was God's part in this?
Noah In Reverence Prepared An Ark
For the Salvation of His Household (Hebrews
Faith is the assurance of things
the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews
|1. What is the
thing hoped for...or is not seen?
The Thing Hoped For:
he and his household would not be destroyed
by the flood as God had warned.
|2. What is
part, if any?
Noah, in reverence prepared an ark for the
salvation of his household.
|3. What is
helped Noah in everything (Noah could not
have done this on his own):
- God gave Noah everything he needed for the building of the ark.
- God brought the specific animals to be on the ark.
- God brought the worldwide flood.
- God saved Noah, Noah's family and the animals.
- God allowed the flood waters to subside and for Noah to again live on the
- God did everything, except those
things He commanded Noah to do (e.g., God
didn't create the ark by a miracle; God
let Noah build it...with God's help).
|4. How did Noah
have this assurance and conviction that God
would save him and his household from the
Understand the thing hoped
for...or the thing not seen.
Hear God's word (Faith comes
by hearing...and hearing by the word of
Christ. Romans 10:17) to
understand God's power and faithfulness
to His promises.
Do your part, if any.
Trust God that He has done what
He has said...and/or that He will do
what He promises.
Pray that God will help increase
your belief and faith (Luke 17:5, Mark
9:23-24) and give you wisdom (James 1:5).
Is it possible that Noah felt he had earned his
After a lot of work on Noah's part, did Noah think that he had saved himself by
building the ark? If you look at the first thing that Noah did after he
stepped off the ark, this might answer this question:
Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every
clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar." Genesis 8:20 (NAS)
The first thing that Noah did was to make an offering of thanks to God.
Although Noah did a great deal of work in building this large boat, Noah must have realized that
his effort was just a drop of water in the ocean compared to what the Lord had
done. But yet, if Noah had refused to obey God's command...would the Lord
have saved Noah?
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