B1 Genesis 6:5-22
B2 Genesis 7:1-5
A2 Notes and Questions
B1 How does God see?
C1 He is creator.
C2 He is omniscient.
D1 Hebrews 4:13
D2 Revelation 2:23
D3 Proverbs 5:21
B2 Genesis 6:5.
C1 What does God see in this passage?
D1 Wicked actions
D2 Wicked thoughts
D3 Note the adjective "continually." The word implies "every day."
C2 What is the source of evil, wicked, actions?
D1 The heart.
D2 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. (Matthew 15:19, EMTV)
C3 What does God see today?
C4 What are we to do?
B3 Genesis 6:6
C1 Did God really repent?
Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish? Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it. (Jonah 3:9-10, NKJV)
D2 In English the word repent has the idea of changing of the mind because of sin or failure.
D3 The Hebrew word has the idea of breathe deeply, sigh. It is the idea of changing the course of action because of a change in circumstances.
E1 People, nations, etc. Jeremiah 18:7-10,
E2 God's judgment is usually conditional unless stated otherwise. Ezekiel 18:4, Ezekiel 18:20, Romans 6:23
E3 Yet it is conditional.
F1 God came to seek and save those who are lost. Luke 19:10
F2 Jesus preached repentance. Matthew 3:2, Mark 1:15
F3 He wants all to repent 2 Peter 3:9
F4 God responds to true repentance. Jonah 3:9-10
F5 This is the reason the Bible states that God repents. 1 Chronicles 21:15, Jeremiah 26:3, Amos 7:3
E4 Some things are unconditional
F1 Messiah Daniel 7:14, Isaiah 9:6-7
F2 All covenants between God and man (except God's Law (Old Testament Law)). 2 Samuel 7:14-16
E3 Hebrew words
F1 1344 נָחַם (nāḥam) (From TWOT) For more info see here.
G1 The origin of the root seems to reflect the idea of "breathing deeply," hence the physical display of one's feelings, usually sorrow, compassion, or comfort. (From TWOT)
G2 In this regard, A. J. Heschel (The Prophets, p. 194) has said, "No word is God's final word. Judgment, far from being absolute, is conditional. A change in man's conduct brings about a change in God's judgment." (From TWOT)
G3 Usually this reflects God's emotions.
F2 2340 שׁוּב (shûb) (From TWOT) For more info see here.
G1 The third important use of shûb in the Qal, and theologically the most crucial, is in passages dealing with the covenant community's return to God (in the sense of repentance), or turning away from evil (in the sense of renouncing and disowning sin), or turning away from God (in the sense of becoming apostate).
G2 Ezekiel 14:6, 1 Kings 8:47-49
C2 Does God have emotions?
C3 Do people ever have this type of repentance?
C4 What are we to do?
B4 Genesis 6:7
C1 Is God cruel and mean to destroy all? Even babies?
D1 "The wages of sin is death." (Romans 3:23).
D2 The parents made bad choices, so their children suffered.
D3 It has no bearing on the babies and the final judgment.
C2 Does sin have consequences?
C3 Does our sin affect God?
B5 Genesis 6:8
C1 What does look for in people?
C2 What is grace? (Receiving what we do NOT deserve). Romans 11:6
B6 Genesis 6:9-10 Noah walked with God. The list of his sons.
B7 Genesis 6:11
C1 What did God see?
C2 What was the earth filled with?
C3 What is the warning to the earth today? (Repent or face God's judgment).
B8 Genesis 6:12
C1 The Hebrew word is H7843 שָׁחַת shachath (From Strong's). It means destroy, rot, ruin. This is the condition of humanity and all of creation.
C2 How do we see this type of corruption in the world today?
B9 Genesis 6:13
C1 What does God say the earth is filled with?
C2 Is this true for today?
C3 What was God's judgment?
C4 Could the people of Noah's day repent?
B10 Genesis 6:14 What is gopher wood? There have been many suggestions.
C1 Smoothed, shaped wood.
C2 Box wood
B11 Genesis 6:14-17 The size of the ark, basics instructions, and the reason for it.
Build a boat for yourself out of good timber; make rooms in it and cover it with tar inside and out. Make it 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. Make a roof for the boat and leave a space of 18 inches between the roof and the sides. Build it with three decks and put a door in the side. I am going to send a flood on the earth to destroy every living being. Everything on the earth will die, (Genesis 6:14-17 GNB)
B12 Genesis 6:18-20
C1 Is this covenant conditional or non-conditional? (Non-conditional)
C2 Is this covenant with Noah and his family or with the animals also?
B13 Genesis 6:21
C1 Did God do all the work for the provisions?
C2 Is work good?
B14 Genesis 6:22 What did Noah do? (He obeyed God)
C1 What did Noah do? (He obeyed God)
C2 Is it best to follow God's plan or ours?
C3 Why doesn't today's church live, act, and believe according to the teachings of Jesus?
B15 Genesis 7:1-3
C1 Why did God want 7 of each clean animal?
C2 What is a clean animal?
D1 The Hebrew word implies something that is not defiled, contaminated, or something that has had the contamination removed.
D2 A cleanness, pureness, in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense.
D3 Clean animals were also used in the service of man as a pride of lions is not the same use as a herd of cattle.
C3 How would Noah know this before the giving of the Law?
C4 Are animals still classified this way?
B16 Genesis 7:4-5
C1 Why did God judge humanity?
C2 How soon? (in 7 days)
C3 How long? (40 days)
C4 What was Noah's response?
C5 What was humanity's response?
C6 Why did innocent children die?
C7 Why did innocent animals die?
C8 Why is there death today?
C9 In light of this what is the responsibility of parents and adults?
C10 Is there any standard?
C11 Does this standard change with society's standards?
C12 Are there different standards for different cultures?