Genesis 6 Notes

Genesis 6 Notes.

  • Sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive.,
    • angels of God.
    • Is Jesus the son of God or the son of man?
  • Gods spirit will not abide within man forever.
    • So God sets age limits to 120.
    • Does that mean we can never live past 120, as the spirit will leave us by then?
  • Nephilim are the offspring of the daughters of man and the sons of God.
    • They were around then and longer.
    • They were mighty men, men of old, of renown.
    • Could Nephilim also have offspring of more Nephilim?
    • Why choose Nephilim as a term? 
    • Who made this name?
    • Was it another species?
  • Wickedness was great then on Earth.
    • All thoughts of his heart were evil.
    • Men are still wicked now.
    • But now, as the only difference is that we now have Jesus to intercede for us.
    • Man was evil continually.  Not compared to now, as we can be wicked, but now we can also have a change of heart.
  • Lord regretted he made us.
    • But it grieved him, straight to his heart.
  • I will blot out man.
    • He blots out man, animals, creeping things, birds, but does NOT blot out fish.
    • Why does God blame the sins of man on animals, creeping things, birds?
      • Because we were supposed to take care of them?
      • Because sin entered the world and man, so we no longer took care of them?
    • Why doesn't God choose fish to blot out as well?  To dwindle each population of type off fish down to only 7 pairs?
      • Fresh Fish, Saltwater Fish?
  • Noah found favor in Gods eyes.
    • God has eyes.
    • God can see.
  • Noahs generations, he walked with God.
    • Completely and utterly blameless in his generation.
    • But Noah did sin since he was not Jesus.
    • Noah only had 3 sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth.
      • Did the sons walk with God?
      • Or did they just survive because Noah was their father?
  • Earth was corrupt in Gods sight.
    • Not just man is corrupt here.  He sees the entire Earth as corrupt.
    • God can see.  God has eyes.
    • Earth was very violent.
    • When man teaches a dog to fight or be aggressive, this dog can then teach other dogs the same thing.  Therefore making more animals aggressive and more violent.  It can then cascade to other dogs, to other species and then around the entire Earth.
      • Could this be why fish were not spoken as to being blotted out?  Since fish couldn't be trained or cascade from one animal to another?
      • Did animals live in perfect harmony with Adam and Eve?
        • Did animals only become violent after Adam and Eve ate the fruit or did it take time for them to become violent?
  • All flesh had corrupted their way on Earth.
    • Does flesh include fish?
    • Not just people, but all flesh.
    • earth was not capitalized.
  • God said to Noah, I have determined to make and end of all flesh.
    • God spoke to Noah.
    • The earth is filled with violence through all flesh.
    • I will destroy them with the earth.
      • Who is them?
    • Was it then, because of Noah that the Earth was saved?
    • Did God not destroy us all because of Noah?
    • He doesn't need us, but he loves us.  It did grieve his heart to see us soo violent.
  • Ark is made of gopher wood.
    • Cover it with pitch.
    • 300 cubits.
    • 50 cubits in width.
    • Ark isn't a boat.  Its a container.  There is no propulsion.
    • 30 cubits tall.
    • Add a roof onl7 1 cubit above the top of it.
      • So does this mean there was no deck? 
      • Only 18 inches doesn't leave much space for walking.
    • Set a door on the side.
    • Make 3 decks within the ark.
  • I will bring a flood of waters to destroy all flesh.
  • Everything that is on the Earth shall die.
    • So this does mean that the fish do die.
  • I will establish my covenant with you.  This is NOT a promise.
    • Covenant vs promise.
    • Covenant is active between both parties.
    • Promise is active with one party, while the other party is passive.
    • Forces Noah to enter into an agreement.
  • You shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive.
    • Both male and female.
    • animals, birds, creeping things according to their kinds.
    • How many animals did he bring?
  • Bring every food that is eaten.
    • it shall be all food for you and them.
    • How did Noah know how much food to pack?
    • Did he eat of the fish of the sea?
  • Noah did all that God had commanded him.
    • Imagine if we as man did all that God commands of us?
    • How long does it take Noah to build the Ark?