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Summary: 2 of 7. God blessed Noah’s family with a restoration based on relationship. Man’s restoration is to be constrained/determined thru relationships. How do relationships constrain or determine our restoration? Restoration is constrained thru relationship with...

Series:

SUPPLANTING The LEGACY Of WICKEDNESS—Genesis 6:9—10:32

A—GOD’s REMOVAL STRATEGY—Genesis 6:9-22

Toward Removing the Legacy of Wickedness

B—GOD’s DESIGNED DESTRUCTION(& Salvation)—Genesis 7:1-24

C—SALVATION REALIZED(Getting to Normal)—Genesis 8:1-19

D—EXPERIENCING The VICTORY(Man’s Response)—Genesis 8:18-22...

OR RATHER--MANIFESTATIONS Of ACCEPTANCE—Genesis 8:18-22

E—CONSTRAINTS Of RESTORATION-II—Genesis 9:1-19

1. CONSTRAINTS For FRUITFULNESS(Success)—Genesis 9:1-7

2. GOD’s COVENANT With The EARTH—Genesis 9:8-17

F—SAME Ol’ SAME Ol’—Genesis 9:20-29

G—The NATIONS—Genesis 10:1-32

Attention:

Duke University freshman basketball sensation Zion Williamson was injured within the first minute of play in a regular-season game against rival University of North Carolina.

On Feb 20, 2019, Zion planted his left foot on the game floor hard, while dribbling near the free throw line. As he did so, the outside sole of his left, size 15 Nike custom basketball shoe, completely separated from the top of the shoe from heel to toe.

The shoe failure caused his foot to come completely out of the shoe thru the torn side. The incident caused Zion to lose traction which twisted his knee during play. He had to sit out that game & others, due to the injury. He returned to play again during the ACC Tournament only after... 1)having nursed his knee injury for 3 weeks; & after 2)having an entirely different pair of Nike shoes that were supposedly more substantial.

After his injury, Zion Williamson did not immediately enter into the rigors of game play. He had to fully recuperate physically & change-out his shoes, so he could be at peak performance for his team.

Because of the ‘Constraints Of His Restoration’, Zion Williamson has not disappointed his team or fans since his return in tournament play.

CONSTRAIN—‘To severely restrict the scope, extent, or activity of.’ OR--‘To compel or force toward a particular course of action.’

OR rather--for OUR/Today’s APPLICATION--To keep within God’s limits.

Need:

Our Success as Christians is Constrained thru certain relationships.

Rationale:

God blessed Noah’s family with a restoration based on relationship.

Man’s restoration is to be constrained/determined thru relationships.

How do relationships constrain/determine our restoration?

3 relationships constraining/determining our restoration.

We have already found that ‘Our Restoration is constrained thru relationship with’...

1. GOD(:1a)

2—Restoration is 'also' constrained thru relationship with...

REINSTATEMENT(:1b-2)

Explanation:(:1b-2)Blessing

:1—“So God blessed Noah & his sons, & said to them: “Be fruitful & multiply, & fill the earth.”

‘Reinstate’=‘To restore to a former position or condition.’

God “blessed” Noah & his sons with an imperative charge to “be fruitful”, “multiply” & “fill.”

This is a reinstatement of the original charge & “blessing” given to Adam & Eve(implied) in Gen. 1:26-28. This is the same wording/phrasing used in God’s original blessing of Adam & Eve:

Gen. 1:26-28—“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, & over the cattle, over all the earth & over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male & female He created them. Then God blessed them, & God said to them, “Be fruitful & multiply; fill the earth & subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, & over every living thing that moves on the earth.””

There, God made it possible to fulfill the charge thru Adam but it became tainted with sin thru their son Cain(who murdered his brother Abel) who established or rather advanced/propounded a legacy of wickedness. Cain’s aberrant promotion of self/flesh was never God’s intent.

“The imperatives of procreation” “must be achieved for the realization of the[God’s] blessing.” Through this we see that the detrimental effects of sin & the Flood have not robbed the Noahic world of the original hope.—NAC

Noah & his family are now the progenitors/fathers/originators/ancestors of all humanity in the same sense that Adam & Eve were. The generations previous to Noah & his family had been completely annihilated in the world-wide Flood(described in chapters 6-8).

Noah & his family are charged with bringing the legacy of God’s goodness to a new & succeeding generations.

Noah & his family are the sole ministers of a Clean slate, a Changed life, & the Confidence brought about in the privilege of Salvation lived out.

This new beginning will eventually produce Abraham, & ultimately through whom Jesus the Christ the Son of God & Son of Man will arise.

“Blessed”—Krb baw-rak’—Piel(intensive/intentional/repeated/extended) Imperfect—1) To bless, kneel; 2) (TWOT)--To praise, salute, curse. Strong—a primitive root; To kneel; by implication--To bless God(as an act of adoration), & (vice-versa) man(as a benefit); also by euphemism--To curse(God or the king, as treason).

“Fruitful”(See :7)—hrp paw-raw'—Qal Imperative—1) To bear fruit, be fruitful, branch off. Strong—a primitive root; To bear fruit(literally or figuratively). Used 29X.

“Multiply/Increase”(See :7)—hbr raw-baw'—Qal Imperative—1) Be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To become many, become numerous, multiply (of people, animals, things), 1a2) To be or grow great 2) (Qal) To shoot. Strong—a primitive root; To increase(in whatever respect).

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