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God's Judgment Falls (7 of 31)
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
We're in the middle of a series of messages from the first 11 chapters of Genesis. For several weeks we've been thinking under the general heading: Foundations for Life.
Last time in Genesis 6 we met a man that had built his life and family on the foundation of the Word of God! His name was Noah and Genesis 6.9, ''Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.''
And that word translated ''generations'' means ''to go in a circle.'' Just as the planets circle the sun, Noah's life revolved around the Lord God! The main attraction of his life was God! Here is a man that found greater attraction in God than he did in the things of the world!
And we're going to see this morning that this man named Noah, whose life revolved around the Lord, led his family into safety! But more than that he led them to salvation!
With his feet planted on the Word of God and his heart centered on the Ways of God and his eyes focused on the Will of God, Noah determined that he was going to get on board that ark and he was taking his family with him!
Listen to Hebrews 11.7, ''By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household ''
And don't think it was an easy task! Back in chapter 6 we found that vice and violence were the order of the day. Immorality was flaunted and applauded. And in chapter 6.13 God said to Noah, ''The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.'' God's patience had run out!
So, God tells Noah to build an ark. After giving him the blueprints for construction chapter 6 ends by saying in verse 22, ''Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.''
Now we come to chapter 7. Look if you will to Genesis 7. It's here we find,
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