Genesis 7:4
For seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living thing I have made."
Sermons
Divine ThreateningsJ. S. Exell, M. A.Genesis 7:4
The Divine Threat of DestructionJ. S. Exell, M. A.Genesis 7:4
God the Savior Inviting FaithR.A. Redford Genesis 7:1-6


Come thou and all thy house into the ark, &c. Covenant mercy. A type of the Christian Church, with its special privilege and defense, surrounded with the saving strength of God.

I. DIVINE PREPARATION. Providence. The ark.

1. Human agency under inspired direction. The word of God. The institutions of religion. The fellowship of saints.

2. A preparation made in the face of and in spite of an opposing world The history of the Church from the beginning.

3. The preparation as safety and peace to those who trust in it, notwithstanding the outpoured judgment.

II. DIVINE FAITHFULNESS. "Come thou for thee have I seen righteous." fret the merit of man is the ground of confidence, but the Lord's grace. I have seen thee righteous because I have looked upon thee as an obedient servant, and have counted thy faith for righteousness. Faithfulness in God is an object of man's trust as connected with his spoken word and the preparation of his mercy.

III. DIVINE SUFFICIENCY. The weak creatures in the ark surrounded by the destroying waters. A refuge opened in God. His blessing on the household. His redemption succoring the individual soul, the life and its treasures, family peace and prosperity, &e. The ark a type of the prepared salvation, carrying the believer through the flood of earthly cares and troubles, through the' deep waters of death, to the new world of the purified heaven and earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. - R.







For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth.
I. VERY SOON TO BE EXECUTED.

II. VERY MERCIFUL IN ITS COMMENCEMENT.

III. VERY TERRIBLE IN ITS DESTRUCTION. "And every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth."

1. The destruction was determined.

2. The destruction was universal.

3. The destruction was piteous.

IV. VERY SIGNIFICANT IN ITS INDICATION. The Fatherhood of God is not incompatible with the punishment of sinners.

(J. S. Exell, M. A.)

1. That they will surely be executed.

2. At the time announced.

3. In the manner predicted.

4. With the result indicated.

(J. S. Exell, M. A.)

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