Genesis Chapter 8

Genesis 8

1And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;

2The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

3And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

5And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

6And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:

7And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

8Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

9But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

10And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

11And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

12And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

13And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

14And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

15And God spake unto Noah, saying,

16Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

17Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

18And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him:

19Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

20And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

22While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

15 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 8

  1. 1And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;

    Of course I don’t sincerly believe that God forgot Noah, But I do believe he was pretty upset about having to wipe the earth to a clean slate. This seems to be the first time. Soon he will have smaller jobs like wiping out Egyptians, through Moses..Then His Son Jesus will die for our sins….Then again much further down the line with resurrection/rapture. No wonder Its written that he came to save by blood and water.

    But those are the large clean up jobs. Their are in fact many little insidences where he has to wipe away filth over and over. Like when I get frustrated, say things I shouldnt say… the list can go on forever but….Thank you Lord for being so faithful. Even though backs may turn on you, you remain faithful.

    Rev22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life.

  2. v1 ” And GOD remembered Noah”

    Lord in your faithfulness remember us.
    Be encourage today even if it seems so small as an olive leaf or alittle cloud out of the sea like a man’s hand.

    The Lord is not slack concerning His promise as some men count slackness but long-suffering
    To us- ward not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance .
    Trust in The Lord Always
    HE loves and cares for us.

  3. V20-21 “20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

    21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour…”

    Even after losing almost all the earth’s animal population, Noah gave an offering unto the Lord. No, not of a single animal, but many. It came to the Lord as a sweet savour, indicating Noah did not offer these sacrifices with a wrong attitude, rather they were sincere.

    Human logic says “I have so little, I can’t afford to lose anything” yet Noah must have realized it was not a “loss” and saw the greater value in making that offering to God rather than withholding it. During the times we feel the most empty, it’s not time to pull back and withhold our sacrifice; we must be faithful in our giving of time, talent, treasure, etc.

    It seems significant that the first recorded thing built upon the earth after the flood was an altar, especially considering the rest of v21 “…and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.”

    Living things and the earth have procured a promise from God to not be stricken as before, immediately after Noah made pleasing offerings to God using living things (sacrifice) and the earth (altar.) Offerings would be a means of pushing back the sins of the people until the Messiah came, now there is hope for those ingredients for offerings (living things and the earth) to be specially preserved. It makes me wonder if God would have withheld that blessing if Noah had withheld his offering?

  4. WHAT GOD MISSED

    20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

    21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

    God created man for his own pleasure; as he did every other creation. No doubt it deeply grieved the heart of GOD to destroy what he had creatd in his own image and after his likeness. While GOD missed all the wondeful people GOD had made I believe there was something he longed for even more.

    WORSHIP – Sacrificial Offering

    When Noah built an altar it was evidence of true worship which meant the death of something. “And the LORD smelled a sweet savour”. Every time we WORSHIP as defined above we present to the LORD a sweet smell.

    Choose today to give the LORD the WORSHIP that is due HIS name; which will be identified by the death of something in our life.

    BE Church
    WORSHIP

  5. 20And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

  6. God said while the earth remaineth seed time and harvest………shall not cease. As long as we are on this planet, there will always be a harvest. There is no excuse for a stagnant church!

  7. A PLEASING AROMA
    The phrase means that Noahs offering was accepted by God. All to often the sacrifices of Gods O. T. people were not acceptable because of their sin.

  8. Occasionally Noah would send a bird out to test the earth and see if it was dry, but Noah didn’t get out of the ark until God told him to. He was waiting for God’s timing. God knew that even though the water was gone, the earth was not dry enough for Noah and his family to venture out. What patients Noah showed, especially after spending an entire year inside his boat. We, like Noah, must trust God to give us patience during those difficult times when we must wait.

  9. 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’ssake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

    The lord smelled a savour, after the sacrifice, and then he made a covenant. Sometimes we want to be closer, and deeper in God. We pray God bless us, but maybe he is waiting on the sacrifice.

  10. 20-21 Noah built an altar to GOD. He selected clean animals and birds from every species and offered them as burnt offerings on the altar. GOD smelled the sweet fragrance and thought to himself, “I’ll never again curse the ground because of people. I know they have this bent toward evil from an early age, but I’ll never again kill off everything living as I’ve just done. MSG

    Sweet fragrance! Let’s offer up our worship!

  11. 1And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;

    How awesome it is to know that our God remembers us!

  12. It took Noah more than one try at sending the dove out to find dry land. He knew eventually it would happen, but he didn’t know when. We have promised and prophecies waiting to be fulfilled in our lives, but sometimes we get so impatitent waiting on them to come to pass. This encorages me to wait patiently for those things that have been promised. All in God timing they will come to pass.

  13. This chapter illustrates obedience. If Noah and his family had not been obedient then they also would have perished in the flood. The next time we (I) think we (I) have it tough we (I) should repent and thank God, for surely the trial Noah and all onboard went through was great. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  14. Noah’s obedience to God’s word shows a true steward. We cannot just listen to God, we MUST also DO what God is instructing us to do.

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