Why does the Bible not talk about Noah, as much as the other patriarchs?

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So next question is from Mark. Mark is asking the Bible explains that Noah was the only one left who was found righteous still during his time. What does the Bible not talk about? Why does the Bible not talk about him as much with other great patriarchs to follow after?

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Well, my brother Mark, I’m going to tell you that I think I want to say you’re mistaken, but I want to show you some really cool stuff. There is a lot that the Bible says about Noah besides just the story. And it’s not just in the Old Testament but also in the New Testament it’s quite a bit. So just as far as to me the most meaningful of all these, and I know it doesn’t mention much about him personally, but to me the most meaningful for whatever reason is Luke 336 which is talking about Noah being in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. So basically it’s through the line of Noah that Jesus did come. And obviously everybody is through the line of Noah in some regard because he was the father of the only three sons left on the earth after the flood. But still I thought that was cool. But if you look also in the book of Luke later on in chapter 17, verse 26, we see a pretty cool reference here that Jesus is talking about because Jesus mentions Noah two times in the gospel we see here Luke and we see it in the book of Matthew.

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And so when you look at 1726, you see the first one that says as it was in the days of Noah, so shall be in the days of the Son of man. And so basically Jesus just goes into how things were back in the time of Noah, how awful things were, but yet, of course, Noah was that faithful person. And what I really love about every time that the Bible mentions Noah, it’s always mentioning him as righteous. And I want to show you something really beautiful that I saw in Ezekiels chapter 14 and verse 14. And this is just kind of an interesting story as well in Ezekiel chapter 14 and verse 14. I don’t want to take too much time, but I got so excited when I saw this question because I was like, there’s a lot of really cool stuff about Noah and verse 14. And basically what’s happening here is God is talking about a prophecy against his people because there was going to be destruction. And there was something very interesting that God said and it says again, Ezekiel 14, verse 14, it says, though these three men, noah, Daniel and Job were in it in the city, they should not deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, says the Lord God.

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So basically what was happening is these people were trying to say, well, the city should be spared because there’s good people in it. And God is saying, look, no only the righteousness of the righteous will save the righteous. When God thought of the three best example of righteous men, it was first Noah. It was his first choice, followed by Daniel, followed by Joe. And so to me that really stood out because here you see a story where God is basically bringing into the question, who would I think of as the three most righteous people, that if I was going to save the city just for these righteous people, it would be these three. And Noah was his first pick. And so I really thought that speaks a lot to Noah’s character of righteousness. And again he reiterates it again in verse 20. And again it says, though Noah, Daniel and Job were in it as I live, says the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son or daughter, but they shall deliver their own souls by their righteousness. And so again, God is just reiterating that as righteous and holy as Noah, Daniel and Job were, not even their children would be saved by their Father’s righteousness, but only by their own righteousness.

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And so again, it’s talking about basically how, you know, you’re responsible for your own salvation. And we see this again later in the book of Ezekiel saying that the fathers will not bear the sin of the children or the children bear the sin of the fathers. But basically when it comes to us coming into judgment, when it comes to us coming before God in the last day, whether or not we’re decided to go into heaven, we’re not going to be saved because our parents were righteous. We’re not going to be saved because our kids were Billy Graham or some amazing preacher or something. We’re only saved by our own righteousness, by our own relationship with Jesus, by basically us having a relationship with Jesus that Christ righteousness covers us. And so I thought it was very fascinating. And again, there are other references to Noah as being righteous. And you see this basically in the book of I apologize, two Peter, chapter five and six. And this is of course Peter, and actually Peter speaks about Noah in the book of first Peter, but here I think it’s Peter chapter two, is that what I not said, verse five to six.

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And so again, Peter is talking about because to me it sounds like Peter really admired the story of Noah. And here we see, it says how Peter is talking about how God’s judgment is going to come. And you see this in the story of Noah. And in verse five it says, inspire not the old world, but save Noah the 8th person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. And basically how this was an example to the world as to what would happen to in the second Coming. And so again, you see the Bible explaining Noah as a preacher of righteousness. That’s such a big key. And what you see, even to me is the most awesome one is in Hebrews, chapter eleven, verse seven. And basically this is the hall of Faith, where Paul brings out all the best of the Bible, all just the top notch people, the stories. You don’t even see David spoken by name, like he’s kind of referenced to, but later. But there are so many amazing profits and so many amazing people in this one. Only a handful of people are actually spoken of by name, by their great and powerful fait

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And in verse seven it says by faith, Noah being warned of God, of things not as yet moved with fear, because we know that it had never rained before the flood. The Bible says that the water came up from the dew of the earth. It didn’t rain, and yet God said it’s going to rain. And so Noah by faith being warned of God if things not seen as yet moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness, which is by faith. And if you understand righteousness by faith, that is powerful, because righteousness by faith, read about it in the Book of Galatians five five. You see basically righteousness by faith. That’s the key to having eternal life. We talked about righteousness by faith in the story of Abraham and how basically Abraham believed God and it was accounted to Him as righteousness. But truly the first example or one of the biggest and earliest examples we see of righteousness by faith, which is believing, taking God His Word. By faith, you see it in the life of Noah, basically, God said, and Noah acted upon what God said in faith, trusting Him, even though it didn’t make sense, even though he couldn’t see what God was talking about, god or Noah still obeyed God, despite his feelings, despite the world around Him, and was saved by God’s grace.

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And there are so many other verses I want to tell you about. He’s in the Book of Isaiah, he’s all over in the Book of Matthew 24 talking about the end of time. And there’s a lot of references to Noah being a man of righteousness. And I hope that this inspires you to continue to study your Word and look up the story of Noah and just think about what it was that he really did in order to save his family and to secure his salvation, not just physically, but spiritually. And how we follow in his example that there is a coming destruction we need to get prepared. And there is an arc we need to get into, which is the Ark of the Covenant, which is in the arc of the law of God. And we need to be following God by faith in His Word, trusting Him and being ready for when Jesus comes again. And we’re only going to be ready if we do it by faith. So anyways, I hope that answers your question. And I hope that again keep studying God’s word, because it’s only by again, just as it said in Ezekiel.

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Only our righteousness, only our own study of the Bible is going to profit us anything. We can’t rely on other people’s interpretation. We need to be studying the Bible for ourselves.

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