Icebreaker – Have you ever done something you regret? What was it?
Text – Genesis 6:5-8
Q: How do you think God judges man?
verse 5 – God judges man by what he does and by what he thinks.
Matthew 5:28 – “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Jesus brought sin down to the thought.
We need to transform our minds by the Word of God. Romans 12:1-2
verse 6 – Because of man’s actions, God regretted having made man. His heart was grieved. We know from the New Testament that the Holy Spirit can be grieved.
Q: What do you think pleases God? If our thoughts and actions can displease God, what pleases Him?
Scripture says that faith pleases God. Hebrews 11:6!
Q: What do you think grieves God? What pleased God about Noah?
Discussion: Define righteousness.
Righteousness…Galatians 3:6 Believing God is counted for righteousness.
Q: How does Noah prove his belief in God?
His perfect execution of God’s instructions proved that Noah believed God. Probably didn’t even know what rain was, or a flood, yet obeyed beyond his own understanding.
Q: What does it mean to “walk with God”? Adam walked with God, Noah walked with God and Ezekiel walked with God.
Q: How can you better walk with God?
Application: Pray that God would help not only your actions but your thoughts, and your heart. Find scriptures that will help change your thoughts.
6 thoughts on “Blogger’s Bible Study – How to Please God – Gen 6:5-8”
A thought-provoking post. Especially in light of my having to defend a friend on another blog without assaulting or insulting the person attacking my friend. Quite the challenge, which I can only hope to rise to sufficiently.
You are such a good friend. God will show you how…
In theory, if a person doesn’t know God, yet lives a life of respecting others, helping people in need, and not doing ill will to others, I believe God would full accept this person upon his death. BTW … a very good thought-provoking post.
I’m glad this post got you thinking…