The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep. And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind. Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed on the earth 150 days.
(in order of mention from sermon)
Things We Learned Last Time in Genesis…
- That the redeemed Noah is completely different than the world.
- That God’s instructions must be followed exactly.
- That God governs mankind through precise covenants.
Things to Learn About My Own Walk with God this Week…
- That God always provides what we need to worship Him.
- That the Lord Himself secures our salvation.
- That God’s wrath is horrifying.
Covenant: “An agreement between two parties that specifies requirements for at least one party, and includes blessing and curses for obedience or failure.” 1
Norma Normans non Normata – “The Norm of Norms That Is Not Normed” This is the principle the Scripture is the measure of truth, and when interpreted correctly, cannot be corrected by any other source.
The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own Glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added …” 2
1 David Witthoff, ed., The Lexham Cultural Ontology Glossary (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).
2 Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter I, Article VI (Emphasis Mine)