The times of Noah can help children understand the importance of trusting the LORD God in all He asks us to do. This lesson also helps explain why we need to have confidence in the power of the LORD God. We need to have faith that we are always protected by the LORD God. Genesis 6:4-7
The times of Noah was a time of darkness because the people were all living in sin. They stopped listening to the Word of God and only listened to their own thoughts of pleasure. Corruption was everywhere.
People not listening to the Word of God is another example of what we see today. Just like it was in Noah”s day. It is hard for children to understand what it means to have wickedness on the earth. The times of Noah are not too far off than what we see today in our lives. What we see on television and read in the newspaper and the way people act today makes the LORD very sad. We are living in times similar to the times of Noah.
“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4. These Giants came from the parents of those that were left to evolve on their own sometimes called the daughters of men; and the ones who were created in the image of God also called the Sons of God.
“And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Genesis 6:5-7.
This means that the LORD was really upset and it hurt Him that the men on the earth were so wicked. The only solution the LORD could think for this wickedness was Destruction. “And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Genesis 6:7. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” Genesis 6:8. The LORD was going to destroy everyone EXCEPT NOAH and his family.
Noah was a just man he was a just and righteous man who walked with the LORD GOD and was created in His image. Noah was righteous, fair, virtuous, honest and moral.
The sin of man had corrupted everything the LORD God had created and He was sad because of all the violence and destruction that was everywhere. That is why the LORD God instructed Noah to build an Ark. Noah trusted the LORD God And did what he was told to do and built the ark
Because Noah had faith in the LORD and obeyed what he was told to do and trusted in the Word of the LORD that the days of mankind were prolonged. We can always trust and have faith that we are protected and loved by the LORD God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
What Can We Learn From This Story?
We need to learn to trust the LORD God in all He asks us to do. We need to have confidence in the power of the LORD God. We need to have faith that we are always protected by the LORD God.
We need to be ready to obey, trust and have faith in the Word of the LORD God. Noah was found righteous and perfect when the LORD God chose to destroy the wicked world of old. He built an ark, unknowing of the time or process, but knowing His God perfectly, and obeying His Word. That unflinching confidence in the knowledge of the LORD God saved Noah and his family, and it is the same confidence we must hold in these times, as the clouds begin to roll and thunder above us with the signs of His coming drawing near.
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