Series: Broken

Broken: Noah

February 25, 2024 | Dave McGinley
Passage: Genesis 6:5-22

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them. Genesis 6:5-7

God grieves brokenness.

“Nacham” – regret, grief, a change of hear

God does not give up on His creation.

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:8-9

If he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2 Peter 2:5

Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?” Ezekiel 33:11

I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless. Isaiah 13:11

Hidden God vs Revealed God.

I follow this general rule: to avoid as much as possible any questions that carry us to the throne of the Supreme Majesty (Hidden God) . It is better and safer to stay at the manger of Christ the Man (Revealed God). For there is very great danger in involving oneself in the mazes of the Divine Being. Martin Luther – commentary Genesis 6

God remembers and offers salvation/forgiveness.

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. Genesis 8:1

Remember these 3 truths: God grieves brokenness, God does not give up on creation, God remembers and offers salvation.

Series Information

It is easy to mistake the Old Testament for being the part of the Bible all about rules and a frustrated God working on a broken world. But what if we took time to see how God's plan of forgiveness and restoration started at the very beginning - all the way back in Genesis?

As we begin our 40-day journey toward Easter on February 18th, join us in our series Broken. During this series, we will explore key figures in Genesis and see how God takes broken people, brings forgiveness and ultimately brings restoration to them and us through Jesus.

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