Noah righteous by faith, not by sight

Before I get into the details of the topic, I like to give you a picture of what I am talking about, first I thought about putting partially naked guys picture, but that was not a really good Idea. You must me wondering naked guy picture? Read the story…

Genesis 9

20 And Noah remaineth a man of the ground, and planteth a vineyard,

21 and drinketh of the wine, and is drunken, and uncovereth himself in the midst of the tent.

22 And Ham, father of Canaan, seeth the nakedness of his father, and declareth to his two brethren without.

23 And Shem taketh — Japheth also — the garment, and they place on the shoulder of them both, and go backward, and cover the nakedness of their father; and their faces [are] backward, and their father’s nakedness they have not seen.

24 And Noah awaketh from his wine, and knoweth that which his young son hath done to him,

25 and saith: `Cursed [is] Canaan, Servant of servants he is to his brethren.’

26 And he saith: `Blessed of Jehovah my God [is] Shem, And Canaan is servant to him.

27 God doth give beauty to Japheth, And he dwelleth in tents of Shem, And Canaan is servant to him.’

28 And Noah liveth after the deluge three hundred and fifty years;

29 and all the days of Noah are nine hundred and fifty years, and he dieth.

So Noah was drunk and naked on the ground. In order to put a better picture of Noah naked inside your head, I thought of putting a naked guy pic.

Genesis 6

9 These [are] births of Noah: Noah [is] a righteous man; perfect he hath been among his generations; with God hath Noah walked habitually.

By today’s Christian standard a drunkard,lying naked on ground is no way considered a just or righteous man. But God called Noah a
Just man. You might say he was just before , thereafter he became bad.

Genesis 6

And Jehovah seeth that abundant [is] the wickedness of man in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil all the day

According to verse above God judged man by the thoughts of the heart not by is action. In order to seal the confusion here’s another verse.

Genesis 8

21 and Jehovah smelleth the sweet fragrance, and Jehovah saith unto His heart, `I continue not to disesteem any more the ground because of man, though the imagination of the heart of man [is] evil from his youth; and I continue not to smite any more all living, as I have done.

Again coming to conclusion Noah was not Righteous  by sight, the answer is !!!

Hebrew 10:38

38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

The Just shall live by faith, what exactly faith meant for Noah to be righteous in the sight of the Lord our God.

So Noah was righteous because he lived by faith.

Romans 10:17

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

Faith comes by hearing word of God

Genesis 6

And Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah.

These [are] births of Noah: Noah [is] a righteous man; perfect he hath been among his generations; with God hath Noah walked habitually.

Noah found grace , he received it by grace by faith. To be proved fully!

13 And God said to Noah, `An end of all flesh hath come before Me, for the earth hath been full of violence from their presence; and lo, I am destroying them with the earth.

Noah received the word of God, sorry I like proving things because I hear allot of crap being preached without single reference being accepted these days.

Genesis 5

And Noah is a son of five hundred years, and Noah begetteth Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 7

11 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, in this day have been broken up all fountains of the great deep, and the net-work of the heavens hath been opened,

12 and the shower is on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Remember Noah at least worked on the ark for give or take a 100 years. Only after a 100 years, more than lifetime of average person.

I am only 22 years old, seems like long time. Imagine how many people would have walked by thinking this guy crazy and even mocked him behind his back. For 100 years not even a sign of rain.
He have worked for at least 5 to 6 hours a day.

James 2:14-17

Faith Without Works Is Dead

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

To Conclude Noah was righteous because he received unconditional favor or grace by faith. Not because of his works.

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