Summary: 3 of ? Genesis records God’s strategy for Removing the Legacy of Wickedness. But what does His strategy address? God’s strategy for removal(the legacy of wickedness) addresses/engages...
SUPPLANTING The LEGACY Of WICKEDNESS—Genesis 6:9—10:32
A—GOD’s REMOVAL STRATEGY-III—Genesis 6:9-22
Toward Removing the Legacy of Wickedness
E—POTENTIAL For RESTORATION—Genesis 9:1-19
F—SAME Ol’ SAME Ol’—Genesis 9:20-29
G—The NATIONS—Genesis 10:1-32
Genesis records God’s strategy for Removing the Legacy of Wickedness.
God strategizes the removal of the Legacy of Wickedness.
What strategy removes the legacy of wickedness?
The strategy for removing the legacy of wickedness engages...
We have seen that God’s strategy for removal(the legacy of wickedness) addresses/engages...
1. The Existing DICHOTOMY/Contrast(:9-12)
2. The Imminent DESTRUCTION(:13)
3—God’s strategy for removal(the legacy of wickedness) addresses/engages...
:14—“Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, & cover it inside & outside with pitch.”
God gave Noah instructions directly related to the pending destruction of the earth.
Obviously, God is staging a plan of deliverance for some thru Noah as he has “found grace in the eyes of the Lord”(:8).
He was to “make” an “ark.” The building of this ark was Noah’s specific calling. This moment of Noah’s life shifted to take on a new & daring direction. He was now to become determined & focused toward personally seeing to building something according to God’s directives.
It was to be a very specific ark or box(container). This “ark” or container was to be constructed of a particular kind of wood known/recognized as “gopherwood.”
This particular “ark” was to have “rooms” or ‘nesting places’ built into it, so its purpose & size are now hinted at.
It was to be “covered” “inside & out” with “pitch”/bitumen/asphalt. A viscous liquid that is flexible & water-tight upon drying. Natural “pitch” has a viscosity similar to cold molasses.
“Make”(See :15, 16)—hse aw-saw'—Verb—1) To do, fashion, accomplish, make; 2) (Piel)--To press, squeeze. Strong—a primitive root; To do or make, in the broadest sense & widest application.
“Ark”—hbt tay-baw'—Noun Fem.—1) Ark—1a) Vessel which Noah built, 1b) Basket vessel in which Moses was placed. Strong—perhaps of foreign derivation; A box.
”Gopherwood/Cypress wood”—rpg go’-fer—Noun Masc.—1) Cypress?, gopher, gopher wood—1a) Wood of which the ark was made, 1b) Meaning & exact type unknown. Strong—from an unused root, probably meaning to house in; A kind of tree or wood (as used for building), apparently the cypress. Used 1X.
“Rooms”—Nq qen—1) Nest—1a) Nest(of bird), 1b) Cells(like nests in Noah's ark). A nest(as fixed), sometimes including the nestlings; figuratively, A chamber or dwelling Used 13X.
“Cover/Coat”(See “Pitch” below)—rpk kaw-far’—Qal Perfect—1) To cover, purge, make an atonement, make reconciliation, cover over with pitch. Strong—a primitive root; To cover(specifically with bitumen); figuratively--To expiate or condone, to placate or cancel.
“Inside/Within”—tyb bah'-yith—1) House; 2) Place; 3) Receptacle; 4) Home, house as containing a family; 5) Household, family; 6) Household affairs; 7) Inwards(metaph.); 8) (TWOT)--Temple;—Adverb--9) On the inside; Preposition--10) Within. Strong—A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).