by Harley Howard

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Genesis chapter 7 (7 of 47)
Series: The Study of The Word Of God
Harley Howard

1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Now that 120 years have passed, the Ark now completed, Noah is finished preaching to his wicked generation. The time for mankind's wrath begins and his opportunity for grace ends. God graciously invites Noah and his family to enter into the Ark. Notice also what God said about Noah. "For thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation".

The reason for this invitation is a very honourable testimony to Noah's integrity: For thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Observe,

(1.) Those are righteous indeed that are righteous before God, that have not only the form of godliness by which they appear righteous before men, who may easily be imposed upon, but the power of it by which they approve themselves to God, who searches the heart, and cannot be deceived in men's characters.

(2.) God takes notice of and is pleased with those that are righteous before Him: Thee have I seen. In a world of wicked people God could see one righteous Noah; that single grain of wheat could not be lost, no, not in so great a heap of chaff. The Lord knows those that are His.

2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

To preserve animal life in Earth, Noah was to take all animals in pairs; the clean animals in sevens and the unclean in two's.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

So we can see t ...

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