Summary: 4 of 4. 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...

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Toward Removing the Legacy of Wickedness

B—REMOVAL—Genesis 7:1-24

C—SALVATION—Genesis 8:1-19

D—RESPONSE—Genesis 8:20-22


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. The REMNANT(:14-18)

4—God’s strategy for removal(the legacy of wickedness) addresses/engages...

The COMMITMENT(:19-22)

Explanation: (:19-22)

:19—“And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male & female.”

Besides Noah’s family, there were to be 2 of every kind of animal in the ark with him. These co-riders were to be taken from “every living thing of all flesh.”

It was Noah’s responsibility to see that these creatures would enter the ark—“you shall bring.”--cf. :20; 7:13-15.

While in the ark they were to remain “alive.” It would defeat God’s purpose if even one “of all flesh” were to go missing & thus bring death to that particular “kind” of animal(:20).

cf.--7:2-3—seven each of ‘clean’ animals & 7 each of birds.

The salvific nature of the ark is now clear & implied. Noah’s ark will be the means of preserving the living creatures of the original creation(1:20-28).

Of “every living thing of all flesh” included only those creatures which Noah?(See :20—“will come to you”) would have recognized as reproducing sexually, as both “male & female” are entrusted to Noah’s purpose.

These would be the “every living thing of all flesh” which would fall easy victim to the flood.

The animals were to remain alive along with Noah & his family. The animals required pairing because they were to be male & female. This was to ensure that they would propagate when the flood was over.

“Everything”2X(See :17—“Every...thing”)—lk kol—1) All, the whole. Strong—properly, The whole; hence, All, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).

“Living thing”(See :17— “of Life”)—yx khah'-ee—Adj.—1) Living, alive. Noun Masc.—2) Relatives; 3) Life(abstract emphatic). N. f.—4) Living thing, animal; 5) Community. Strong—Alive; hence, Raw(flesh); Fresh(plant, water, year), Strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular & masculine plural)--Life(or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.

“Keep alive”(See :20)—hyx khaw-yaw’—Hiphil Infinitive—1) To live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health. Strong—a primitive root [compare hwx khaw-vah']; To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive.

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