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Genesis Six: The History of Noah

SATURDAY, October 18
Prayer
Praise: Faith of Our Fathers
Memorize: The Book of History (Acts); The Epistles (Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1,2&3 John, and Jude); The Book of Prophecy (Revelation)
Lesson: Noah Builds an Ark

 Read Genesis Six.

SUNDAY, October 19
Prayer
Praise: Faith of Our Fathers
Memorize: The Book of History; The Epistles; The Book of Prophecy
Lesson: Do Not Be Bound with Unbelievers

1. Read Genesis 6:1-3: “Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. The Lord said, ‘My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.’”
 A. There are differing opinions as to whether the sons of God are referring to Seth’s godly line marrying Cain’s ungodly offspring or to angels marrying the daughters of men. The following verses which refer to angels as the sons of God are used to confirm that the phrase “sons of God” in this verse means angels, yet the last verse in Mark says that angels neither marry nor are given in marriage.
  1. Job 1:6: “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.”
  2. Job 2:1: “Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord.”
  3. Job 38:7: “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
  4. Jude 6: “And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.”
  5. 2 Peter 2:4: “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment.”
  6. Mark 12:25: “For when they [man] rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.”
 B. Furthermore, we, as God’s children, are referred to as sons of God; by adoption we are sons of God.
  1. Romans 8:14,15: “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons.”
 C. In reading scripture, we found no references that lead us to believe that angels ever procreated, and if they had, we believe that their offspring would definitely have been mentioned. Therefore, we believe that God is referring to Seth’s godly line—the sons of God, marrying unbelievers—the sons of man, and that was the distinction He was making here. The fact remains that the sons of God were rebelling against God by taking the daughters of men, and since God clearly forbids His own to be unequally yoked with unbelievers, that was the significant point He was making. Obviously, since man and woman become one in marriage, this verse is showing the wickedness of men in profaning God’s command to remain pure in worshipping Him.
  1. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18: “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘And do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,’ says the Lord Almighty.”
 D. Also, the word “saw” implies lust, and in this case, the lust of the eyes. And although lust is always evil, it especially profanes God’s purpose in the creation of woman who was to be a helpmate to her husband in serving Him.
  1. For God tells us in 1 John 2:15-17: “Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also its lusts, but the one who does the will of God abides forever.”
  2. And in Genesis 2:18-24: “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.’… for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh at that place. And the Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. And the man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.”
 E. Even more base is that “they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose,” meaning that they allowed themselves to be driven by their wanton lust, indiscriminately choosing mates without any regard for the godly characteristics necessary to be one in spirit in fulfilling God’s design for marriage in serving Him and raising godly offspring. Was it not eminent that men should become so wicked when they had no reverence for God in choosing their lifelong helpmates, but through their own licentiousness, indeed unbridled lust, bound themselves with unbelievers?
 F. “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever.” Obviously since at this time God found only one man who walked with Him, God had already striven with the wickedness of man for some time. Yet He still gives them another 120 years to repent. God is certainly a patient and longsuffering Lord.
  1. 1 Peter 3:18-22: “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water. And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.”
   a. To those who rejected the message of salvation through Noah were now prisoners in hell.
   b. Although baptism itself cannot save anyone, God has commanded His believers to be baptized. And so just as God washed away all the wickedness on the earth at the time of Noah, baptism is symbolic of God washing away our sins—a life changed by the presence of the Holy Spirit within us.
   c. Titus 3:5-7: “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
   d. Luke 3:3,8,9: “And he [John the Baptist] came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins … Therefore bring forth fruits in keeping with repentance … And also the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
   e. Matthew 28:18-20: “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘…Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.”
 G. Although our heavenly Father is patient with us, we should never take that patience for granted because God tells us that the day of judgment is coming.
  1. Revelation 14:15-18: “And another angel came out of the temple crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, ‘Put in your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.’ And He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth; and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. And another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, ‘Put in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe.’ And the angel swung his sickle to the earth, and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God. And the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses’ bridles, for a distance of two hundred miles.”
  2. Romans 2:4-15: “Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who will render to every man according to his deeds: to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil … but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good … For there is no partiality with God. For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law; and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law; for not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them.”
   a. Notice that it says the “righteous judgment of God” in this verse? The wrath of God is not unrighteous, as it says in Romans 3:5,6: “But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.) May it never be! For otherwise how will God judge the world?”
   b. We all are wicked sinners and worthy of destruction “but God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life” (Romans 5:8-10).
   c. 2 Corinthians 7:9,10: “I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, in order that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”
 H. 2 Peter 2:4-10: “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day with their lawless deeds), then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.”
  1. Colossians 3:5-7: “Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is on account of these things that the wrath of God will come, and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them.”
  2. Colossians 3:8-25: “But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him … And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be embittered against them. Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not exasperate your children, that they may not lose heart…. Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.”
2. Read Genesis 6:4: “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
 A. Nephilim were obviously very tall and mighty men who were greatly feared. By this verse we can also see that they lived before the marriages of the sons of God to the daughters of men, so they therefore were not a product of those marriages.
  1. Numbers 13:33: “There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
  2. Deuteronomy 1:28: “Where can we go up? Our brethren have made our hearts melt, saying, ‘The people are bigger and taller then we; the cities are large and fortified to heaven. And besides, we saw the sons of the Anakim there.’”
  3. Deuteronomy 9:1,2: “Hear, O Israel! You are crossing over the Jordan today to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, great cities fortified to heaven, a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?’”

MONDAY, October 20
Prayer
Praise: Faith of Our Fathers
Memorize: The Book of History; The Epistles; The Book of Prophecy
Lesson: The Wickedness of Man

1. Read Genesis 6:5-8: “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. And the Lord said, ‘I will blot our man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.’ But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.”
 A. When God had finished creating everything on the earth, He proclaimed it to be very good.
  1. Read Genesis 1:31: “And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”
 B. Is it not amazing that after only 1,421 years since men starting calling on the name of the Lord, that man had become so wicked that God in His mercy and justice found it necessary to bring about a universal deluge? The other thing that is interesting to note is that even all the other children born to the patriarchs had become corrupted and wicked except the seed of righteousness that God had preserved through the remnant.
  1. Genesis 4:26: “And to Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.”
  2. Everyone lived for himself instead of glorifying his heavenly Father who had given him everything.
  3. Read Psalm 14:1-3: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; there is no one who does good. The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.”
 C. No one knows when Christ will return, so He warns us to be ready, instead of living for ourselves as they did in the day of Noah.
  1. Matthew 24:36-44: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left. Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”
  2. Read 2 Peter 3:3-18: “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.’ For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, on account of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation … You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
 D. Did you know that it has been estimated that there were somewhere around 800,000,000 to 3,000,000,000 people alive at the time of the catastrophic flood, yet out of these millions, possibly billions, there was only one man, Noah, who “found favor in the eyes of the Lord”? Staggering isn’t it, at least to our way of thinking, yet Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:14 that “the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”

TUESDAY, October 21
Prayer
Praise: Faith of Our Fathers
Memorize: The Book of History; The Epistles; The Book of Prophecy
Lesson: His Righteous Seed

1. Read Genesis 6:9 “These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.”
 A. This is really incredible considering that everyone else around him was totally wicked and had become an abomination in God’s sight. Obviously, Noah feared God more than many and revered Him above all, with no regard for his own reputation or fellowship with man.
  1. Matthew 10:28: “And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
  2. Hebrews 12:1-3: “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.”
2. Read Genesis 6:10: “And Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”
 A. Read Hebrews 11:7: “By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
  1. God saved a remnant from the seed of righteousness for Himself.

WEDNESDAY, October 22
Prayer
Praise: Faith of Our Fathers
Memorize: The Book of History; The Epistles; The Book of Prophecy
Lesson: By Faith in Reverence to God Noah Built the Ark

1. Read Genesis 6:11-16: “Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. Then God said to Noah, ‘The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch. Ands this is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.’”
 A. If one cubit equals approximately 18 inches, as is proposed by the New American Standard Bible, then these specific dimensions make the ark 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. The New American Standard Bible then goes on to say, “A vessel of such dimensions would have a … carrying capacity equaled to that of 522 standard railroad stock cars, each of which can hold 240 sheep. Only 188 cars would be required to hold 45,000 sheep-sized animals, leaving three trains of 104 cars each for food, Noah’s family, and range for the animals. Today it is estimated that there are 17,600 species of animals, making 45,000 a likely approximation of the number Noah might have taken into the ark.”
 B. Considering that Noah had never seen rain, so never a flood either, and probably not a ship of this size, it is amazing that Noah really believed God. But that in fact is what faith is all about, believing and obeying without seeing.
  1. For in Hebrews 11:1 God says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Noah had not seen these things, yet he had enough faith in his heavenly Father to follow through with all that God told him.
  2. Read Hebrews 11:7: “By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
 C. It took Noah 120 years to build the ark. And during that time he preached to the wicked about righteousness, yet none heeded the coming destruction of their souls, and indeed rejected it, but continually spent their time eating, drinking, and marrying as if they would never have to account to anyone for any of their actions.
  1. Luke 17:26-30: “And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.”
  2. 2 Peter 2:4-10: “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day with their lawless deeds), then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.”

THURSDAY, October 23
Prayer
Praise: Faith of Our Fathers
Memorize: The Book of History; The Epistles; The Book of Prophecy
Lesson: Noah Was Strong and Courageous

1. Read Genesis 6:17-22: “‘And behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind shall come to you to keep them alive. And as for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them.’ Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.”
 A. When God talks about making a covenant with Noah, remember Hebrews 11:7: “By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
 B. Let us realize how great Noah’s reverence for God must have been considering the arduous and seemingly impossible task God commanded of him. Not only did he have to build this prodigious edifice, but also he then had to fill it with the animals and enough food to feed all of them. And how great his courage must have been to endure the taunts and mocking he incurred, from not only undertaking such a task, but for preaching to the masses as well that unless they repent they would be destroyed in His wrath on the day of the deluge. As in the day of Noah, we too, will have tormentors mock us and hate us on account of the gospel of Christ that we preach, but like Noah we must be strong and courageous and not abandon the task that God has called us to do. Therefore, God has given His children commands so that they will not fear the multitude or grow weary in doing good.
  1. Proverbs 24:19: “Do not fret because of evildoers.” “Do not be afraid of sudden fear, nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence” (Proverbs 3:25,26).
  2. 1 Corinthians 16:13: “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
  3. Ephesians 6:16: “Taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one.”
  4. 1 Thessalonians 5:8: “… be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.”
  5. Joshua 1:5-9: “I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you…. Be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law … [do not let it] depart from your mouth … meditate on it day and night … then you will have success…. Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
  6. Isaiah 40:28-31: “The Everlasting God, the Lord … gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power…. Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired.”
 C. As Noah obeyed his heavenly Father, children should do likewise in obeying their earthly fathers and mothers as God commanded of them.
  1. Ephesians 6:1-3: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that if may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.”