Sunday, May 7, 2023

Noah Walked with God in Loneliness

 Temple Baptist Church - 5-7-2023

Genesis 6:1-9



A.  Last week, I preached on Enoch, a man who walked with God in Consistency.  The phrase “walked with God” is found twice in Genesis 5:22, 24.  The third mention of “walked with God” is found in Genesis 6:9.


B.  Genesis 6:1 is now 2764 BC or 1236 years after the Creation.


1.  Society, both the genealogy of Cain and Seth, lost and saved, Satanic and Messianic have seriously declined.


2.  The godly line of Seth is now intermarrying with the ungodly line of Cain and there is little or no difference visible between these two once distinct lines.


C.  The Bible tells us that the same characteristics found in Noah’s day would be found in our day.


Matthew 24:37-38  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  (38)  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,  (39)  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (39)  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


1.  Unimaginable Wickedness of Mind - Genesis 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.


2.  Total lack of Fear of God - Hebrews 11:7  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.


3.  Disobedient to the Word of God - 1 Peter 3:20  Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.


4.  Doomed to the Judgement of God - 2 Peter 2:5  And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;


5.  Blinded to the Times in which they Lived - Matthew 24:39  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


D.  When God spoke to Noah in Genesis 6:13, Noah was 480 years old.  Noah would both Preached God’s Word and Prepared the ark for the next 120 years.  He was 600 years old when the flood came.


Genesis 6:3  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.


E.  This is important as God said: “These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God,” BEFORE He spoke to him in verse 13. 


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.  (The word “And” ties Noah’s life of godliness with the same timeframe as the world’s total corruption.)


F.  Why did Noah live a life of loneliness?  Because: Genesis 6:9  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.


1.  Noah was a Lonely man because His Justification – “a just man”  I am not saying that everyone on earth was lost or everyone on the ark was spiritually saved (the ark is a type of safety through obedience as Noah was not spiritually saved by the works of his hands).


Matthew 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.


a.  We live in days when salvation does not change the world’s Loving, it cannot change their Longing.  Are they saved or lost?  I thank God that I am not their judge but, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it is probably a duck!


(1)  The Love of God is missing today.  1 John 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.


(2)  The Love of God’s Word is missing today.  Job 23:12  Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.


(3)  The Love of God’s People is missing today.  1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.


(4)  The Love of God’s House is missing today.  Psalms 84:2  My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.


b.  Therefore, salvation does not change their love, it will not change their longing. and it will not change their Lives.  If you do not love right, you will not live right.  “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he!”


2.  Noah was a Lonely man because His Separation – “perfect in his generations” 


2 Corinthians 6:14-18  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  (15)  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  (16)  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  (17)  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,  (18)  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.


a.  Noah was not “politically correct”.  His life told it like it was.


b.  Noah was not tainted with the “wokeness” of his day.  His life was contrary to the lives of others.


c.  Noah was not unequally yoked with the worldly and unsaved.  As did God, so did Moses: he loved the sinner but not the sin!


3.  Noah was a Lonely man because His Affiliation – “and Noah walked with God” 


Amos 3:3  Can two walk together, except they be agreed?


a.  Noah could not hold hands with this world without despising God.  Who we hold hands with is who we are.  “Birds of a feather flock together.”  “You know who a man is by the company he keeps.”


b.  Noah could not walk with this world and walk with God.  These two are contrary to each other.


Conclusion:  Noah walked with God for hundreds of years as a matter of salvation, salvation, and choice!  “Though none go with me, still I will follow?” 


Joshua 24:15  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

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