The Lord Yahweh Speaks to People

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Genesis 7:1-2

1 And (The Lord) Yahweh said to Noah, “You come with all your household into the ark, because I saw you (as) righteous before me in this generation. 2 Take for yourself seven[1] from all the clean animals… seven male[2] and his female[3], and (take) two from the animals that aren’t clean, a male and his female.

Application

The Lord Yahweh used to speak to Noah.  There is no record of God ever deciding that He would no longer speak with people.  However, history definitely shows a reticence of people to speak with and really seek God.

Because Noah followed after God, and was righteous in a wicked generation, God spoke with Him.  Yahweh told Noah to come with his household into the ark.

Yahweh also told Noah to take for himself… I find it interesting that Noah wasn’t just to take, but to take for himself, seven male clean animals, each with their mate, and it would appear only one male of the unclean animals with his mate.

My guess is, knowing Yahweh would introduce both animal sacrifice and meat as food, that there needed to be seven times as many clean animals to allow for their use in worship and as food.  The question is how did Noah even know what was clean and unclean, given that they law was not in place for hundreds of years? … Yahweh would have needed to tell Noah the difference… and Yahweh will still tell me the difference between clean and unclean, what’s good for me and what isn’t.

Prayer

Father, please help me to know the difference between clean and unclean, righteous and unrighteous.  Please give me discernment when it comes to dealing with people.  Please guide me so that I remain inside Your parameters and so that I only do what You say and leave alone the rest.  Please help me to be able to tell what’s what.

In Jesus’ name.  Amen.


[1] Hebrew says literally “seven seven male”

[2] אִישׁ – ʾiysh – Strongs 376 – (n . m) – “man/male/husband/human being/person/servant/mankind/champion/great man/whosoever/each/anyone”

[3] אִ׳שָּׁה – ishshah – Strongs 802 – (n . f) – “waman/wife/each/female/every/marriage/married/wives/women/queen (i.e. wife of a king)