Genesis 6:9- 9:29 The Toledot of Noah
Noah is no small figure in the story of redemption.
He is mentioned about 50 times in 10 different books of the Bible.
Genesis 6:9-22 Noah was a godly man in his generation
Genesis 6:9-12 Noah contrasted to his contemporaries
Noah found favor Gen 6:8
the verb found (maw-tsaw) is in the active voice meaning Noah carried out the action.
There were others who found favor with God
Mary found favor Luke 1:30
David found favor Acts 7:46
God’s grace can be found by those that seek Him.
Psa 34:15, Heb 4:16
Walked with God
Filled with violence
Genesis 6:9 Righteous Noah walked with God
Genesis 6:9a These are the records of the generations of Noah.
Genesis 6:9b Noah was a righteous man
Noah was credited righteousness when he believed God.
He could not have been righteous by the law… it did not exist.
He could not have been righteous by rituals...they did not yet exists.
He could not be righteous by his works because mankind’s best works are like filthy rags.
So that leaves righteous by faith… and that agrees with Hebrews 11… where at least there we find that Noah was a man of faith.
Abraham & David were justified by faith Rom 4:1-7
Descriptive terms to Explain the Gospel
God: Just, perfect, truthful, loyal, honest, fair, creator, love, perfect
Man: carnal, evil continually, corrupt, violent,
Jesus: Savior, healer, friend, servant, redeemer, son, ransom, sacrifice, lamb, kinsman, God,
Life: eternal, forever, inheritance, forgiveness, heaven
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Genesis 6:9c Blameless in his time
Noah had integrity and was just in his dealings.
His faith was evidenced by the way he was seen among men.
Abraham’s blameless life was as a result of his walk with God Gen 17:1
Genesis 6:9d Noah walked with God.
Noah experienced an ongoing fellowship with God.
Although the Bible only remarks on two men (Enoch and Noah) walking with God, we know many others did as well.
Abraham & Isaac Gen 48:15
Israel Lev 26:12 Dt 11:22, Dt 23:14,
Today, we too can walk with God!
The church 2 Cor 6:16
It is not by what is seen 1 Cor 5:7, 2 Cor 10:3
it is personal 1 Cor 7:17
What walking with God is NOT!
Evidence of not walking with God
Jealousy and Strife 1 Cor 3:3
Craftiness, adulterating the Word of God 1 Cor 4:2
Futility of mind Eph 4:17
Works of the flesh Gal 5:19-21
What happens to the Believer who does not walk with God or according to the Spirit?
Salvation and grace are not lost 1 Pet 5:12
you are God’s child, let Him teach you how to live like one!
The believer does lose out on several things:
1. Loss of Assurance of being saved
you can arrive at the belief you have lost or never had salvation
2. Loss of a hopeful outlook
the carnal believer loses that focus and as a result can become very pessimistic and dreadful of the future.
2 Pet 1:9
3. Loss of fellowship with God.
When you aren’t walking in fellowship with God, you aren’t walking with God!
While walking by the flesh it may look like you have it all together yet God would deem you poor and lacking.
4. Loss of Joy
Being carnal will rob you of joy Psa 52:12
5. Loss of Capacity to serve
If you live carnally, you will not bear the fruit of the Spirit or please God.
John 15:4-5; Galatians 5:16-23, 6:7-9
6. Loss of Christian testimony
As a Christian, you represent Christ to the world.
When you walk by the Spirit, unbelievers easily see Christ in you.
John 13:35; Acts 4:13; Philippians 2:14-15; 1 Peter 2:12, 3:13-15
A believer who walks according to the flesh, looks and acts exactly like an unbeliever and becomes totally ineffective in his or her witness for the Lord. 2 Peter 2:2 shows this in action: “Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them, the way of the truth will be maligned.”
7. Loss of rewards in heaven
God wants every believer to get a full reward, but carnal believers will be ashamed at Christ’s appearing.
1 John 2:28, 4:17; 2 John 1:8
8. Loss of a clear conscience
9. Loss of knowledge of truth
Sadly, carnal believers can forget the truths of God’s Word and regress in their Christian lives. 2 Peter 1:12-15, 1 Tim 6:20-21
Walking with God is a Spiritual act...
Only available to the person declared righteous, never the unbeliever
When the Spirit overrules the flesh Gal 5:16
God gives the willing and the doing Phil 2:13
Of moment to moment ongoing, step by step, reliance on God Gal 5:25
Knowing and counting on our union with Christ
We have been crucified, buried and resurrected with Christ Rom 6:3-5
We are seated with Christ Col 3:1
Our life is hidden with Christ in God Col 3:3
We have been freed from the sin nature’s right to rule Rom 6:6
We have been freed from the law Rom 7:4
Therefore, knowing these things, and counting on them by faith and present our members (physical body parts) to God’s use.
Rom 6:13, Rom 6:11, Rom 6:19
NOTE: Because Noah walked with God Gen 6:9, he did what he did Gen 6:22!