This Man Noah

A Route 66 Bible Study Feature

Scripture Reading: Genesis 5-9

The son of Lamech, Noah was a man whose life was meant to bring relief. Being found to be a righteous man who walked blameless before God, he lived during a time when wickedness reigned and evil was widespread. Yet while other men plotted and schemed, outrightly disregarding God, Noah was obedient and focused, dedicated to the plan that God had for his life.

Noah’s relationship with God was the driving force for his faith. God spoke to Noah and Noah responded. God gave Noah a divine responsibility and Noah fulfilled it. God blessed Noah and Noah, in turn, blessed God. In acting in righteous obedience to the God of heaven, Noah was not only used as a vessel of deliverance to bring relief to many, but also neither he nor his family were condemned to die a death like the wickedly unrighteous.

7 Questions to Consider:

1) Noah’s name meant,”This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, which cometh from the ground which the LORD hath cursed.” Do you think that knowing the meaning of his name had any bearing on shaping his character and heart for God? Does having the name “Christian” have any bearing on how your character and heart should be shaped for God?

2) In Hebrews 11:7, we are made aware of at least 6 significant things pertaining to Noah’s life. What immediately stands out to you in this verse?

3) God gave Noah a very specific assignment to complete, an assignment which could not be completed apart from God. Are you aware of the specific assignment you have been given to complete? Have you tried to complete it with God or without God? Discuss.

4) Noah was “shut” in the ark of God’s safety at the time of the flood. He and his family dwelled in a specially prepared place of rest, and as a result, they were saved. Do you appreciate the fact that you have been “shut in” or positioned in Christ, thereby being in the ark of God’s safety?

5) Noah and all other flood survivors eventually came out of the ark and faced the world. Upon exiting, Noah built an altar to the LORD and made an offering. What do you think the lesson is for us in this simple and yet profoundly reverential act?

6) God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” Does being fruitful, multiplying and filling the earth hold significance for us today? Why or why not?

7) God made a covenant with Noah. What does the word covenant mean to you? (You are strongly encouraged to complete a word study to better understand this concept.)

His Word. Life Relevance. Holy Direction.

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