Thursday, October 5, 2017

Reflection - Noah's Wife, woman of the Bible

Source Website: http://heroinesofthefaith.blogspot.sg/2012/04/remember-noahs-wife.html
Posted by JES the Pilgrim on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 at 11:44 AM


Noah's Wife served God with a 'meek and quiet spirit' (1 Peter 3:4).
PHOTO: Noah's Wife served God with a "meek and quiet spirit" (1 Peter 3:4).  Noah's wife should be an example for all of us in the beauty of serving with a submissive spirit despite all the chaos that surrounds us.
After spending 100 years building the ark, with everyone laughing, mocking and jeering, she was still able to stand by her man and did not grow ashamed. In our current circumstances, we will have hard living with this similar man we call a husband, but be strong enough to join him against the whole world.
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"And the LORD said unto Noah,
Come thou and all thy house into the ark;
for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation."
~ Genesis 7:1


Noah proceeded to do according to all that God had commanded him. He did just so.
PHOTO: "Noah proceeded to do according to all that God had commanded him. He did just so." (Genesis 6:22)
He taught his family to obey God's instructions. In obedience to God, he built an ark to preserve his family and the animals through a great flood (Genesis 6:5-22). Despite ridiculed, he faithfully endured as "a preacher of righteousness." (2 Peter 2:5; Hebrews 11:7) Noah lived to be 950 years old (Genesis 9:29). He had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Genesis 6:10). [2]
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In the Scriptures, there is one nameless woman that speaks so passionately to me as an example of a God-fearing female, help meet to her husband, and faithful mother to her children. May I present Noah's wife... The Bible does not name her but her reputation stands strong and unblemished. She is never rebuked though never described in nature or appearance either.  One can only surmise that this woman served God with a "meek and quiet spirit" (
1 Peter 3:4).  Noah's wife should be an example for all of us in the beauty of serving with a submissive spirit despite all the chaos that surrounds us. We should teach her story to our daughters and may it be a good reminder to us mothers for peer pressure from the world is a strong enemy and one that she faced daily for at least one hundred years of her life!


In the Scriptures, Noah's wife is one nameless woman that speaks so passionately as an example of a God-fearing female, help meet to her husband, and faithful mother to her children.
PHOTO: In the Scriptures, Noah's wife is one nameless woman that speaks so passionately as an example of a God-fearing female, help meet to her husband, and faithful mother to her children. The Bible does not name her but her reputation stands strong and unblemished. She is never rebuked though never described in nature or appearance either. She is an example for all of us in the beauty of serving with a submissive spirit despite all the chaos that surrounds us.
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Have you ever considered what it would take to be Noah's help meet? Some of us may think about our current circumstances and say we have it hard living with this man we call a husband, but would you be strong enough to join your husband against the whole world? This would include her family as well for she was the only one in her lineage that was on the ark. How many times did they insult her husband and the godly lifestyle they had chosen? After spending 100 years building the ark, with everyone laughing, mocking and jeering, would you still be able to stand by your man or would you grow ashamed? Would you constantly question your husband regarding the ark? Would you create doubt in your home and continually ask, "Are you sure God told you to build an ark?" (How similar it sounds to the cunning voice in the garden so many years ago.) How much does the outside world and it's opinions affect you in your household? Whose side are you on when the comments come flying?



Noah spent 100 years building the ark, with everyone laughing, mocking and jeering.
PHOTO: Noah spent 100 years building the ark, with everyone laughing, mocking and jeering. His wife was strong enough to join her husband against the whole world's insult against her husband and the godly lifestyle they had chosen. The whole family would be the only lineage to the population of the present world.
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Noah's wife was able to stand stoically through pain and hardship by her husband without feeling  ashamed.
PHOTO: Noah's wife was able to stand stoically through pain and hardship by her husband without feeling  ashamed. Other woman would have doubts, and would have asked "Are you sure God told you to build an ark?" (How similar it sounds to the cunning voice in the garden so many years ago.)
Since the first man’s sin, mankind has been under the condemnation of God (Romans 5:12). The punishment for the crime of sin is physical death (Romans 6:23) and then an eternity spent in a place of punishment (Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:46). This eternal separation from God is also called the "second death" (Revelation 20:14–15).
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The Bible says that 'man’s wickedness was great on the earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time.'
PHOTO: The Bible says that "man’s wickedness was great on the earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time." God told Noah that He was going to destroy the wicked people with a great flood. He gave instruction to Noah to built the ark to save his family and two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with him. (Genesis 6:7-22)
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Today, we can read in the Scriptures the following:
"But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." Genesis 6:8

"But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee." ~ Genesis 6:18

But, Noah's wife didn't have access to this information nor was it mentioned that she had any personal correspondence with God in the same way her husband had. She had to decide at one point in her life if she was going to trust and obey, or question the authority of God like her relative would later do and turn back to become a pillar of salt. In Luke 17:32, we are warned to "Remember Lot's wife" and now I present to you, as an encouragement to us all, to "Remember Noah's wife." She chose to follow her husband, support him in his calling, endure the harsh words, hard work and hostile environment in that ultra wicked time.



Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD (Genesis 6:8), but, Noah's wife didn't have access to this information nor was it mentioned that she had any personal correspondence with God in the same way her husband had.
PHOTO: Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD (Genesis 6:8), but, Noah's wife didn't have access to this information nor was it mentioned that she had any personal correspondence with God in the same way her husband had. Yet she chose to follow her husband, support him in his calling, endure the harsh words, hard work and hostile environment in that ultra wicked time. An encouragement to us all, "Remember Noah's wife."
Painting by James Edwin McConnell - Noah's Ark
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Married Maidens & Mothers
As women don't always know what work God is calling their husbands to. We may not even understand it. But our calling is to embrace it and to be a help meet to him (Genesis 2:18). Sadly, this is often the hardest challenge in a marriage for many women. To be in a position of looking "different" is hard. It is especially hard to endure criticism when it can come from their own dear, loved ones!  In their heart they agree with the biblical stands which were mutually made with their spouse, but they can not handle the outside pressure and begin to buckle when it does come. They are weakened at the insults thrown at her and her husband's decisions and allow it to slowly break down their once happy and united home. This is where we must "remember Noah's wife".



Married Maidens & Mothers must 'remember Noah's wife'
PHOTO: Married Maidens & Mothers must "remember Noah's wife"
As women don't always know what work God is calling their husbands to. They may not even understand it. But their calling is to embrace it and to be a help meet to their husband (
Genesis 2:18).
Painting by Clark Kelley Price - Noah and the Ark with Animals (The Lord Fulfilleth All His Words)
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Single Maidens
Some of you may feel this peer pressure under the biblical leadership your father purposes for his family. This is excellent training for you to observe your mother and how she handles those awkward situations and comments for your time will come when the world questions your choices and to learn to accept being "different" now will only help to fortify you in your future role as wife.



Single Maidens can learn from those who are married on how to handle awkward situations and comments from the world about their differences, for a better role as a wife in the future.
PHOTO: Single Maidens can learn from those who are married on how to handle awkward situations and comments from the world about their differences, for a better role as a wife in the future. Learn from Noah's wife on not to weaken at the insults thrown at them and their husband's decisions.
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Stand Strong
Dear reader, at some point in your Christian walk, your family decisions will be scrutinized, criticized and scorned. The world may not like the large size of your family, the way you choose to raise them, educate them or even dress them. You will get attacked verbally and sadly it may come from places you never dreamed. But, it can be no other way for it is written that "if ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (John 15:19).



The world may not like the large size of your family and the way you choose to obey God's command.
PHOTO: The world may not like the large size of your family and the way you choose to obey God's command. They may attack verbally and sadly it may come from places which we never dreamed. But, it can be no other way for it is written that "if ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (John 15:19).
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As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
PHOTO: "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." (Matthew 24:37-39)
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Fear of others will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
~ Proverbs 29:25

Do not let the gossip, words of malice or sarcastic comments penetrate you. Do not entertain thoughts that would make you second guess your father's biblical stand for the family or your husband's godly choices of lifestyle. Stay focused on the Scriptures for there you will find like minded people and the will of God! Many women are in agreement with the decisions made that are based on the Word but when the testing comes they are quick to pull back and question the wisdom of following the biblical commands. They may even bring up words like "legalistic" or too much "law" when in reality they fear they are not looking like "everyone else". They are different. What we must remember is that Christ called us to be a "peculiar people" (1 Peter 2:9). We shouldn't blend in.



Do not let the gossip, words of malice or sarcastic comments penetrate you.
PHOTO: Do not let the gossip, words of malice or sarcastic comments penetrate you. Do not entertain thoughts that would make you second guess your father's biblical stand for the family or your husband's godly choices of lifestyle. Stay focused on the Scriptures for there you will find like minded people and the will of God!
Painting by James Tissot (1902) - "The Dove Returns to Noah"
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Many of us are in agreement with the decisions made that are based on the Word but when the testing comes they are quick to pull back and question the wisdom of following the biblical commands.
PHOTO: Many of us are in agreement with the decisions made that are based on the Word but when the testing comes they are quick to pull back and question the wisdom of following the biblical commands. What we must remember is that Christ called us to be a "peculiar people"(1 Peter 2:9). We shouldn't blend in.
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Sisters, our matriarch (an older woman who is powerful within a family) Mrs. Noah fought these same battles many years ago. Be comforted, for her family did survive to tell the story! Next time you feel distraught, frustrated and that the whole of creation seems against you and your loved ones, "remember Noah's wife"… and the shelter and safety she had from all those massive floods and fountains of water because she followed the path of God. She found that truth and security was in God and not the crowds of people around her. She knew...



Remember Noah's wife when confronted with gossip, words of malice or sarcastic comments that penetrate.
PHOTO: Remember Noah's wife when confronted with gossip, words of malice or sarcastic comments that penetrate. We may feel distraught, frustrated and that the whole of creation seems against us and our loved ones, but have the shelter and safety from all those massive floods and fountains of water when we followed the path of God.
Remember Lot’s wife who disobeyed God and looked back (
Luke 17:32). She was turned into a pillar of salt! But Lot and his daughters were safe because they had obeyed God's command to ‘Run! Escape for your life, and do not look back. If you look back, you will die!
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"It is better to trust in the LORD
than to put confidence in man
.
"
~ Psalm 118:8

"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven:
for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
"
~Matthew 5:10-12



Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked faithfully with God. (Genesis 6:9)
PHOTO: "Dear Lord, Please help us to remember Noah's wife in the beauty of serving with a submissive spirit despite all the chaos that surrounds us. Help us to stand strong in faith and trust in the Lord to kept us safe. Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!"
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Posted by JES the Pilgrim on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 at 11:44 AM



Reference
[1] JES the Pilgrim, Remember Noah's Wife, posted on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 at 11:44 AM, http://heroinesofthefaith.blogspot.sg/2012/04/remember-noahs-wife.html

[2] Bible character card, Noah, https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/family/children/bible-characters/noah/


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