Dave Burnette's Commentary

Genesis Chapter 8

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Moses
Date Penned: (1450-1410 BC)
Overview: To Record God's Creation and Identify His Plan (c 1-22)
Theme: The Story of Noah (c 6-11)
Message: The Flood Ending (v 1-22)

Genesis 8 Commentary

(8:1-15) God Remembered Noah - The Rain Ends, the Flood Waters Recede and the Ark comes to rest on Mt. Ararat and God told Noah to come from the Ark.

(8:6-16) Noah waited on God - Occasionally Noah would send a bird out as a test to see if the earth was dry. But Noah didn't get out of the ark until God told him to. He was waiting for God's timing. God knew that even though the water was receding, the earth was not dry enough for Noah and his family to venture out. What patience Noah showed, especially after spending an entire year inside his boat! We, like Noah, must trust God to give us patience during those difficult times when we must wait.

(8:21-22) God's Grace and Love on Display - Countless times throughout the Bible we see God showing his love and patience toward men and women in order to save them. Although he realizes that our hearts are evil, he continues to reach out to us. When we sin or fall away from God, we surely deserve to be destroyed by his judgment. But God has promised never again to destroy everything on earth until the judgment day when Christ returns to destroy evil forever. Now every change of season is a reminder of his promise

Dave Burnette's Life Application

God Remembers You

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter, making application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. There are many applications we can make from each day's text. Today we Continue in the book of Genesis with Chapter 8, and in today's text, we see God remembering Noah in the Ark as it rained for 40 days and nights. Still, it took an entire year for the waters to recede enough to leave the Ark. In making the application, we see a lesson on waiting on God. I am sure Noah wondered how long? Did God forget about me? The truth is that God remembered Noah, and God remembers you. He is working on His Perfect timetable, and at times it may seem like He is far from your situation, but our text today reminds us that God knows what you are going through. How about you? Do you see that God cares about you? He knows your situation and is working all things together for good according to His timetable, which is perfect. Let us learn from our text today and the life of Noah to see that God remembered Noah, and God remembers you.able which is perfect.


Genesis 8

Genesis 8

 1And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;

 2The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

 3And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

 4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

 5And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

 6And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:

 7And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

 8Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

 9But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

 10And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

 11And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

 12And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

 13And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

 14And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

 15And God spake unto Noah, saying,

 16Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

 17Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

 18And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:

 19Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

 20And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

 21And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

 22While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.