GOD’S Deliverance From The Judgement Of The Flood

And why did Noah find grace?

Why did God save Noah?

Because he walked with God? Yes, but we are also told: “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Heb. 11:7).

It took faith to prepare an ark on dry land when it had not even drizzled!

In this same chapter in Hebrews, we are told that it was by faith that Enoch was translated. You see, when the church is taken out of this world, every believer is going because the rapture is for believers, and the weakest saint is going out. They are going out because God extends mercy, and we are told that the mercy of God will be demonstrated at that time.

Why the Flood?

Why is God going to send the Flood?

Genesis 6:8-13 KJV

[8] But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

[9] These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

[10] And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

[11] The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

[12] And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

[13] And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Genesis 6:8

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.


  • And why did Noah find grace?
  • Lest one believe that Noah was spared because of his good works alone, God makes it clear that Noah was a man who believed in God as Creator, Sovereign, and the only Savior from sin.
  • He found grace for himself, because he humbled himself and sought it, he was obedient, as well.

Genesis 6:9

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.


  • This characterization of Noah creates a sharp contrast with the description of the world at large in Genesis 6:5.
  • Of course, Noah sinned like every other human being.
  • But clearly he did not participate in the general moral decay into which the society around him had fallen.
  • Noah was a follower of the Lord rather than idols.
  • But the language and context here distinguish him from other people more on the basis of his character than on the object of his worship.
  • While others are violent, abusive, and self-centered, Noah acts with justice toward others.
  • The word order is one of increasing spiritual quality before God.
  • Just, is to live by God’s righteous standards.
  • Perfect, sets him apart by a comparison with those of his day.
  • And that he walked with God, puts him in a class with Enoch.

Genesis 6:10

And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


  • Noah’s three sons are significant for the role they will play in repopulating the earth after the great flood.
  • As survivors of the catastrophe, Shem, Ham, and Japheth will become the forefathers of all ethnic groups found in Genesis 10.
  • Presumably, they follow their father’s moral example and avoid the sins of the culture around them.

Genesis 6:11

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.


  • This verse summarizes the more detailed description of society in Genesis 6:4–7.
  • As seen earlier, God intends for humans to manage the earth and all living things responsibly by following His instructions.
  • While God had commanded Adam and Eve to produce new life, the darker human capacity to murder was introduced in the second generation of the human race.
  • The tendency now seems to be to take life rather than multiply it.
  • The seed of Satan, the fallen rejectors of God, deceitful and destructive, had dominated the world.

Genesis 6:12

And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.


  • The breadth of the problem is stressed in that the phrase all flesh includes all descendants of Adam and Eve.
  • Everyone except Noah has become corrupt.
  • This implies many self-centered sins. Violent struggles for power, no regard for the common stewardship of the earth’s resources as God originally commanded, etc.
  • People have come to realize that control of the world at the expense of others can produce great material wealth.
  • That is, man had corrupted God’s way and was going his own way.
  • He had turned from the purpose for which God had created him.

Genesis 6:13

And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.


  • By the time Noah comes on the scene, the situation has become so bad that God sees no other solution than to destroy what He has made.
  • Destroy did not mean annihilation, but rather referred to the Flood judgment, both of the earth and its inhabitants.
  • Theoretically, Genesis 6:7 could signal a return to the timelessness that existed before Genesis 1 after God destroys the universe and all humans with it.
  • Then He could start over. Or God could keep all the inanimate elements of creation intact, then bring new humans into existence.
  • But since Noah is an exception to the rule of wickedness, God decides to work with him and his family rather than starting from scratch.
  • God’s decision to reveal His plan to Noah further stresses the quality of Noah’s character.
  • To what extent Noah shares this dire warning with others outside his family is unknown.
  • Noah is characterized as “a preacher of righteousness” in 2 Peter 2:5, but it is unclear whether that means Noah actually speaks to his contemporaries about the coming judgment and the need to repent.
  • God is going to send the Flood, and I would like to mention here several reasons why.
  • Man had a promise of a Redeemer, and he was told that there was coming a Savior on the earth.
  • That is the thing man should have been looking for; instead of that, he turned from God.
  • God had provided a sacrifice for Adam and Eve, and we find that a great, eternal principle was put down with Cain and Abel.
  • These two boys, Cain and Abel, stand as the representatives of two great systems, two classes of people: the lost and the saved, the self-righteous and the broken-spirited, the formal professor and the genuine believer.
  • That is what was present in the human race at this time.
  • And then we find that the patriarchs were living so long that the lives of Adam and Methuselah bridged the entire gap from the creation to the Flood.
  • They certainly could have given a revelation to all mankind, which they did.
  • Then we are told in Jude 14 and 15 that Enoch preached, he prophesied, during that period.
  • We are also told that Noah preached during that period as he was building the ark.
  • When Enoch disappeared, that should have alerted the people to the intervention of God in human affairs.
  • They also knew about this man Methuselah and the meaning of his name; and when he died, they should have known the Flood was coming.
  • Finally, there was also the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
  • God said that His Spirit would not always strive with man.
  • The Spirit of God was striving with him, but, when man totally rejected God, the Flood came in judgment upon the earth.
  • The entire human family has turned from God “. . . There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10).
  • There are just a few, though, who do believe Him—Noah and his family.
  • Here is one man who walked with God; he believed God.
  • Here is a man who still trusted God—“by faith Noah.”
  • Here is a man who was willing to risk building a boat on dry land.
  • If the rains did not come, he certainly would be the laughingstock of the community.
  • I think he was just that for 120 years, but Noah believed God.
  • There is a striking comparison in the fact that the days of Noah are to be duplicated before the Lord comes again to the earth, not for the Rapture, but to establish His Kingdom.
  • But there are some remarkable parallels that have already taken place.
  • For instance, this chapter opened: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. . . .” There was this tremendous population increase, and by that time man had spread pretty much over the earth.
  • He was in North America, in Asia, in Europe, and in Africa.
  • He had spread in every direction.
  • Today we have a tremendous population explosion, and men again have increased upon the face of the earth.
  • Also, there is the fact that during the Great Tribulation period, the Holy Spirit will no longer restrain evil.
  • He will be there to convert men, but we are told very definitely that He will not be restraining evil on the earth.
  • God’s overtures to men will be despised and rejected, and certainly they are even today.
  • Isn’t it amazing that the only ones who are listened to by the world today are the liberal Protestant and Roman Catholic ministers?
  • You hear nothing from conservative men.
  • They have attempted to make some sort of inroad, and they are trying their best to get back in the mainstream, but we have come to the day when, if you are going to stand for God, you will find that you will not be able to talk before a television camera very often.
  • Instead, you must learn to protest, to march, and to deny Christ before you can expect a television interview!
  • Finally, the world in that day will be faced with the great problem of the Rapture—there will have been a great number of people who have mysteriously left the earth.
  • Also there were judgments in Noah’s day, and yet they did not heed them.

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