Noah (Used By God)
Noah (Used By God)
Noah is an interesting character in the bible. He is one of the first people we see God use in an extraordinary way. As little kids, we learn in Sunday School that God flooded the earth and used Noah to save the animals and mankind. Seems pretty simple, but this simple little story has a deeper meaning behind it, a meaning that we could apply to our own walk with God.
During the Days of Noah, something weird was going on. People were having sexual relationships with what the bible calls “sons of God”. These sexual relationships are what gave birth to the giants. We read about this happening in Genesis 6:1-8. In many cultures around the world, it is believed that giants were the children of aliens or the gods. This is where the idea of the “gods” came from. Apparently demonic beings or ‘fallen angels’, somehow either supernaturally or physically had sexual relationships with people and these giants were born. God saw this happening and he was angry and decided to destroy the world and start over.
The reason for the anger of God is because people are made in His own image. We read about this in Genesis 1:27. God made humans in His own image and likeness, but somehow mankind found a way to destroy the DNA artwork of God and come up with their own DNA artwork. In the 21st century, we see people returning to this same idea. Nowadays people are not having sex with demonic beings, but with robots. There are robots that you can buy nowadays, to replace a woman and you can have a baby with these machines. You could even change the DNA of your baby before it’s born in our own time. This idea is actually a 5000-year-old idea that we see started in Noah’s Day. Jesus told us that in the last days, it will be like the Days of Noah.
So God is mad and is planning to destroy the whole world, but he chooses to save one family, Noah’s family. The bible says that Noah wasn’t like the rest of the world, he was different. He was a God-fearing man. He honored the Lord with his life. The rest of the world didn’t. That made Noah stand out to God. Genesis 6:9 “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.”
Notice that it says, “blameless among the people of his time” & “walked faithfully with God”. Nowhere in this verse does it say that he was sinless. Nowhere in this verse does it say that he was blameless before God. Noah was a human, he struggled with his sin nature just like anyone else, but he fought his sin nature unlike everyone else. That’s what made him different. He didn’t even get into the sin, he went to war against his sin.
When the bible says, “Noah was a righteous man”, what that really means is that Noah was Right With God. This was before the Law was given before Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross, God looked at Noah and saw him as “Right With God”. How? Well, all throughout the bible we see that God really cares about the condition of your heart. He didn’t care about if you follow all the rules perfectly, he cares about your heart. Do You Love Him? I mean do you really love Him? Love him enough to look like a fool to the rest of the world? Noah sure did. Noah was instructed by God to build an ark, a boat that would fit 2 of every animal and his family on it because God told him that a worldwide flood was coming.
Imagine for a minute, you have a wife, kids, and not forget your friends. God tells you to build this ark because a flood was coming, that would destroy the whole world. People are going to think that you’re a crazy old man. Noah knew that following God would cost him everything, even his respect. As a man, respect in itself is everything, but Noah was willing to look like a crazy old man because He Honored and Loved God.
Would you do it? Would you build that ark if you were Noah?
Have you given up everything for God, just like Noah?
Noah Is Not Perfect…
Noah was a drunk. After the flood was over. Noah made a vineyard and made wine and got drunk. Genesis 9:20 talks about that. If God can use a broken man like Noah, who sins against God after he saw God destroys the whole world for sin, then he can use you. Think about this, after God destroys the whole world for sin, Noah is the first one to sin against God in the New World. God used this man to do a great thing, he can use you also.