God is a God of signs because he is aware of our limitations. He knows that we as humans are forgetful and need signs to remind us of truths we already know. God also uses signs to teach us spiritual realities that are hard for us to comprehend but through a sign are easier for us to grasp.
As we turn to Genesis 10 we have what people have called the “Table of Nations.” There are lessons here about God, his plan, and our place in history that we need to know.
The world hates the story of Noah’s ark because it gives an alternative explanation as to why there are millions of dead things buried in rocks all over the earth. It hates that this story shows the righteousness of God and the need for us to be righteous. It hates that God is the rescuer…
Chapter 6 begins with a couple of transitional paragraphs and some mystery. In these first eight verses, we find the spread of sin, the depravity of man, and the grace of God.
At the end of Genesis chapter nine, we find that though Noah was a man that walked with God he was a man. He was blameless in his generation but not perfect. As JC Ryle said, “The best of men are men at best.”
When we read Noah’s story, we must keep in mind the two great truths that are on display before us. The first is that God is a God of perfect wrath. But we also must keep in mind the second truth. God has perfect grace.
Moral ambiguity is the context where we find the story of Noah. It starts with the fact that God sees faithfulness in Noah but God sees evil as well. Since God is a just and holy God he must punish evil but because he is also merciful God who provides salvation. The way that God…