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Genesis 8:13-22

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Noah Sacrifice to the Lord

Genesis 8:13-22

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Lesson Number 19

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. God has always preserved a godly remnant.
  2. God is always pleased with a godly response.

Practical Application

  1. Wait for God’s green light.

Questions

  1. Does Noah’s ark still exist?
  2. Where did all the water from the world wide flood go?
  3. Throughout biblical history God preserved a godly remnant. Name some of these people.
  4. Will there be a godly remnant during the Great Tribulation yet to come?
  5. What did Noah do as soon as he came out of the ark?
  6. When did the Noahic Covenant begin? How long did it continue?

Answers

  1. Although we cannot be sure, Christian scholars believe that the ark still exists and would be located somewhere in the Ararat Mountains in the region of Armenia.
  2. It’s still here. There’s a lot more water on the earth now than in the past. The eroded continental shelves and sea mouths, for example, are evidence that sea level was much lower in the past. Furthermore, the vast amount of water tied up in the polar ice caps evidence the fact that there is much more water on the earth now than in the past. There is evidence that both the north and south poles were once exposed and semi-tropical.
  3. Noah, the 7,000 in Elijah’s day, Ezekiel, Daniel, Anna, Simeon, John the Baptist.
  4. Yes, there will be a godly remnant of both Jewish and Gentile believers during the Great Tribulation.
  5. He built an altar and worshipped the Lord with burnt offerings.
  6. The Noahic Covenant started in Genesis 8 and continued into Genesis 9. God promised that as long as earth’s history continued, there would never again be a world wide catastrophe such as the flood of Noah’s day. Therefore, the Noahic Covenant is still in existence.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Noah may be a spiritual picture or type of a godly remnant.
  2. God is pleased with godly responses, as seen in this lesson. What is your response? How do you handle times of testing and trials? Do you thank God for His faithfulness?

Challenge

  1. Wait for God’s green light. Remember, Noah did all that the Lord commanded him, and he did it when God commanded. Are you prone to rush ahead with plans without consulting with God and without waiting for His green light? Does the Lord smell a soothing aroma from your sacrifices?

Key Verses

  • “God spoke to Noah, saying, ‘Go..,’ so Noah went.” Genesis 8:15-18
  • “Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma.” Genesis 8:20-21

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