BSF Genesis: Week 7, Day 3

Today’s Scriptures


Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God

change who is around you – walk with God (i.e., be around him)

That he was going to destroy all people, build an ark (specific instructions) what animals to take, when to go in, 7 days countdown to wipe-out

v 19 all high mountains covered, 21 every living thing died, everything with nostrils died, everything even birds

I cheated on this one (it was a challenge).  The main evidence I saw was a sedimentary layer that covers everything (sea fossils found on the summit of Everest). From ancient tradition the fact that virtually every culture has a flood story.  For more info:

8:11+ All the springs of the great deep burst forth, floodgates of the heavens were opened, rain fell 40 days/nights, flood kept coming, waters rose and increased greatly, mountains covered to depth of 15 cubits

My Daily Journal

My take away today was in the question about being godly when everyone around you is not.  This is as true of a challenge in our day as it has been in any day.  If anything, the influence of culture can be even more difficult to avoid, with the intrusion into every media, billboard, airwaves, dress.  But we get a good example of how to address this from Noah’s and Enoch’s examples.

On pinterest (yes, I have a pinterest account), I saw a sign that says you become like the 5 people that you spend the most time with.  So what example do we see in Genesis?  Noah was surrounded by people whose every thought was evil.  So who did he spend his days with?  God!  If the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are 3 of the 5 people you spend the most time with, how would that transform who you become?