Genesis 6

  1. What do we learn here concerning:
    (a) the fallen condition of human nature,
    (b) God’s attitude to sin,
    (c) the provision of a way of salvation?
    Cf. Matt. 24:37-39; 1 Pet. 3:20; 2 Pet. 2:5.
  2. ‘Noah found favour in the eyes of the Lord.’
    What were his characteristics?
    Cf. Heb. 11:7.

Notes

  1. In Gen. 6:3 the words ‘a hundred and twenty years’ probably refer not to the average length of human life, but to the respite for repentance that the race was to have from that time to the flood.
  2. The value of the New Testament references is specially great in this study.
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Genesis 1 & 2

  1. What truths stand out regarding:
    (a) the character of the whole creation,
    (b) the character of man and his relation to God?
  2. ‘And God said’ is found ten times.
    Cf. Ps. 33:6, 9; Heb. 11:3. What does this suggest concerning the mode of creation?
    What further light is provided by John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17?
  3. Why did God make men ‘male and female’?
    What pattern for marriage is divinely ordained here?
    Cf. Matt. 19:3-6.

Note. Interest should be concentrated on theological truth that cannot be leant from text books of natural science.