God Remembered Noah

This afternoon’s Bible study focuses on Genesis 7 and 8.

The flood, like every other judgment during the time of the covenant of grace, took place for our salvation. Ac­cording to 1 Peter 3:20, Noah and his family were saved by the waters of the flood. The flood removed unrighteous men from the face of the earth so that Noah, his family, the an­imals, and the whole world might be saved. The flood points ahead to baptism. Even the final judgment is for salvation’s sake: the world will be renewed through it. We are to tell the children about that salva­tion, showing them how God saved the world in grace through the flood.”

(S. G. De Graaf, Promise and Deliverance, Vol. 1, p. 59.)

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I serve as pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Newberg, Oregon.
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