The Righteousness of Noah













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The Righteousness of Noah

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

“By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared as 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

It was a dark time. Man had given in to every wicked thought and had filled the land with sin, perversion and violence. God’s heart was so grieved that He even regretted making man saying, -“I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” (Gen.6)

But there was one man who was different. One man who sought the Lord and who walked blamelessly before his God. There was one man who could stand in the gap for fallen humanity but he must prove himself to be faithful. God told Noah about His plans to destroy the world with a flood and then said, -“You alone have found favor in My sight, I will provide a way of escape for you and your family.” 

God then delivered a series of instructions to Noah. He told him to build a gigantic ship because He was going to cause the earth to flood with water. Rain would fall from the sky and underground rivers would burst forth to flood the land with water.

 Since Noah had never seen rain or underground rivers, he had to receive God’s Word by faith. On top of this, God commanded Noah to preach to the people during the process - telling them about the coming flood and that they must turn from their wicked ways to be saved. He pleaded with them for 120 years but not even one received the message to turn from their sins. 

As we see in our text, Noah and his family were saved while the world was condemned to perish in the flood. Had Noah not be found righteous and faithful, we would not exist. Romans Chapter 8 says that now the whole creation is eagerly waiting and depending upon the children of God, who like Noah, must also be found blameless and faithful.





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