Summary of Genesis 8:15-22:
God told Noah to leave the ark, along with his family and all the animals so they can repopulate the earth. Noah built an alter and sacrificed clean animals to God. God thought the aroma was pelasing and said in His heart He would never rid the earth of man or animals again.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 6, Day 3: Genesis 8:15-22
6a) God told Noah to leave the ark, along with his family and all the animals so they can repopulate the earth
b) Noah obeyed and left the ark and emptied it of animals. Then he built an alter and sacrificed clean animals to God for gratitude in his survival and God’s faithfulness.
b) Personal Question. My answer: Die to what we want to do and do what God wants us to do. Proverbs says do what is right and just. Hosea says to acknowledge God. Micah says to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. John says love and sacrifice for friends. Romans says to offer your bodies as living sacrifices as a spiritual act of worship. Do not conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Hebrews says to do good, share with others, and prasie God continually and confess His name.
8 ) Part personal question. My answer: Faithfulness. I know that God has got me, and I don’t have to worry.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 6, Day 3: Genesis 8:15-22
I never noticed that God said this “in his heart.” It shows us that the heart is what matters.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 6, Day 3: Genesis 8:15-22
Even though Noah took some of the precious animals for the sacrifice, they did not die out or go extinct. Sacrifices to God should cost you something. This is pleasing to God since He gave the ultimate sacrifice in his Son, Jesus, to us. (Ephesians 5:2 and Hebrews 9:26, 10:12)
David never offered God that which costs me nothing (2 Samuel 24:24).
FUN FACT: This is the first recorded offering to God since Cain and Abel.
The Bible speaks anthropomorphically here, which is using a human analogy of a divine action or attribute. More pleasing to God than the smell of the sacrifice was the heart of Noah in his sacrifice. “The Lord smelled the offering” appears commonly throughout the first five books of the Bible written by Moses.
Noah’s sacrifice mirrors Jesus’s sacrifice and is why God promises to never destroy man.
God also established the seasons here. We can assume the climate was the same before.
We see lifespans of man decreasing here. Bible Scholars believe that the dinosaurs went extinct shortly after the flood because of these weather changes.
Credit to enduring word for commentary