Shalom and welcome to this week’s Parasha Noach. In this week’s parasha, we are going to learn all about Noah (Noach) and his family. If we have eyes to see it, there are a lot of similarities between the days of Noah and our days.
You will see how it was by Yahweh’s grace, favor, and Noah’s faith and obedience that saved Noah. We will learn how Noah had favor in the eyes of Yahweh and how we too have the same grace offered to us through Messiah Yeshua. Yeshua says in Matthew chapter 24:
Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:37
37 “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
We can expect to live in wicked and evil times just as Noah did. If we are willing to obey Yahweh and walk out this walk of faith in obedience, then we too can expect to receive Elohim’s favor through His Son Yeshua.
When we look at the days of Noah, they were violent days. They were days where mankind sought to do whatever they wanted to do without any care for Elohim and His desires, and today is no different.
There are many who call themselves believers, yet when we look at the fruit of mankind, it is full of evil, wickedness, and deceit. Mankind preaches peace, love, and tolerance for all, yet when it comes to true love and peace through Messiah Yeshua, it is met with hostility. When there are families who desire to live their lives according to Scripture, there is no tolerance for them. There is no love or peace for them, only hate and anger.
We know that Yeshua said that we would be hated for His name’s sake and that we would be persecuted, but we are to remain faithful despite all this just as Noah did.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:9
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”
We have things printed on our currency like “In God We Trust”, yet our nation’s leaders are fighting for the right to murder your unborn children as if it is our right to even decide that for ourselves. Many nations’ leaders and their lawmakers have no consideration for Scripture and what the Father wants for us. They desire to rule and reign according to their own wisdom and knowledge.
We know that mankind’s wisdom and knowledge is folly compared to that of Elohim’s. The sad part is that many people go along with Satan’s agenda, either willfully or ignorantly, and it is all because they seek out what is right according to their own hearts understanding and not Elohim’s.
There is much more to say about what the days of Noah looked like and how they compare to ours today, so please join me as we study Yahweh’s word.
In our Torah portion this week, we see that in the days of Noah, when mankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, “the sons of Elohim saw that the daughters of men were attractive, and they took for themselves any wives that they chose”.
B’reisheet (Genesis) 6:1-2
1 “Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.”
There are two schools of thought out there about who the sons of Elohim were. The popular school of thought is that the sons of Elohim were messengers (angels) who then went on to breed with mankind and their offspring were literal giants that roamed around on the earth.
However, the second school of thought (and the more likely option) is that the sons of Elohim were men who were considered righteous men and who walked with Elohim. When we look at Yeshua’s words in the Beatitudes, He says “the peacemakers shall be called sons of Elohim”.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:9
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of Elohim.”
More than likely, the sons of Elohim in the days of Noah were men who were peacekeepers and walked with Elohim. The sons of Elohim were likely righteous men and went astray because Scripture says that “the wickedness of man was great in the earth”.
B’reisheet (Genesis) 6:5
5 “Then Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
What led to the wickedness of man becoming great on the earth began with the sons of Elohim rejecting Yahweh’s guidance and leading in the selection of their own spouses.
B’reisheet (Genesis) 6:2
2 “that the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.”
There is nothing wrong with finding someone attractive and desiring to marry that person, but are we seeking Yahweh’s approval in the situation? In this particular person, no matter how attractive they may be, are they someone who fears and loves Elohim?
We all know of the example of a leader who found many women attractive and married them for that reason and was not equally yoked with them. They were not believers in the one true Elohim and eventually (because of his many unequally yoked marriages) led the nation into idolatry by his poor example of leadership. That man is none other than Solomon.
With all of his greatness and wisdom, he was led astray by the lust of his eyes. He was confused by the lust he had for his wives and confused it as love.
Had he been focused on Elohim the entire time; he would have recognized that love is not an emotion but rather an action. An action rooted in honor and integrity. Had he been focused on Elohim the entire time; he would have sought for approval of his marriages with the foreign women. He would have been led correctly by the wisdom of Elohim and not the lust of his eyes.
Solomon started off as a man who feared and loved Elohim. He walked with Elohim, and he was righteous, but in his old age his wives led his heart astray. He began making idols and images to sacrifice to; all for the purpose of appeasing his many foreign wives.
When Scripture uses the word foreign, it may sound weird or even slightly racist. But that is not at all what Scripture is implying. Our identity and nationality is determined by our faith so if someone is considered foreign and that person is not of the faith of Israel. They are not believers in the one true Elohim.
If we are married to foreign people and we consider ourselves to be an Israelite, then we are unequally yoked in our marriage. So more than likely, the sons of Elohim began to do the same as in the days of Noah.
B’reisheet (Genesis) 6:5
5 “Then Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
The sons of Elohim then went on to marry the daughters of men who would be considered foreign women because (at that time), nations were not different nations as the way we know of them today or even during the time of our ancestors of the nation of Israel. These sons of Elohim (the men who were supposed to be living righteously and walking with Elohim) abandoned their relationship with Yahweh in favor of the things of the world (same way that Solomon did). This is why Yahweh said that His Spirit “shall not strive with man forever, and that his days shall be 120 years”.
B’reisheet (Genesis) 6:3
3 “And Yahweh said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
When we look at the word translated as strive or contend, we come to Strong’s Hebrew 1777, which is the Hebrew word din. And it means to judge.
“Din” (דִּין) H1777; to judge
Original Word: דִּין
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (deen)
Definition: to judge
Usage: a straight course, sail direct
[Strong’s Hebrew Concordance]
In essence, what Yahweh is saying is that He shall not judge man forever, but rather in the days of Noah, He gave them 120 years to repent of their sin. At the end of 120 years, His judgment is that anyone who has not repented shall die.
As we circle back around to verse 4 where it speaks of the giants on the earth in those days and also afterward, it does not really make sense that they would have been literal giants. Because nobody survived the flood with those genetics.
When we look at the definition of the Hebrew word translated for giants, we read nephilim. In Strong’s Hebrew Exhaustive Concordance 5303, it means giants (as in bullies or tyrants).
“Nephilim” (נְפִיל) H5303; giants
Original Word: נְפִיל
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (nef-eel’)
From H5307; properly, a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant
[Strong’s Hebrew Concordance]
When Scripture says that bullies and tyrants were on the earth in those days and also afterwards, they are speaking about the corruption of mankind (the corruption of men). The mighty men of renown are the bullies and tyrants. As the saying goes, it is the winners who get to write the history books.
If we stop to think about it (even in the days of Noah), the men (sons) of Elohim were also persecuted. Righteousness has always been persecuted by the evil of the world. The righteous who walk with Elohim have always been in opposition of the world.
There were many righteous men who walked with Elohim in the days of Noah, but they eventually gave into the evil and lustful pressures of the world. That is how the wickedness of mankind grew great over the face of the earth.
The reason why Yahweh was grieved in His heart and was sorry that He made man on the earth was because like any loving father, He does not desire to punish His children. But order and justice must be kept in order to maintain a clean and pure environment for the rest of His children.
His creation (the sons of Elohim) rejected Him in favor of the things of the world. This is what grieves Yahweh’s heart. He is our Maker. He created us and wants nothing but the best for us. Yet, still to this day, mankind is proud and rebellious to their Maker.
The Apostle James (Yaakov) tells us that:
Yaakov (James) 4:4
4 “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with Elohim? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Elohim.”
This is why Yahweh was grieved. No loving father wants to see their children fall for deception and thievery and then become his enemy. So these bullies and tyrants are the wicked men who ruled the world. Not through love, righteousness, justice, and mercy as Elohim does. But through fear, greed, deception, and self-serving ways.
They were the offspring of the sons of Elohim. Righteous men with good characteristics and leadership skills and the daughters of men who were corrupt and perverted in all their ways. They were unbelievers. They were people of the world.
The sons of Elohim were to be set-apart from the daughters of men. Just as believers today in the body of Messiah are to be set-apart from the people of the world. When you mix the two, you have unequally yoked marriages.
In Shaul’s letter to the Corinthians he says:
Qorintim Bet (2 Corinthians) 6:14-15
14 “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteous-ness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
15 And what accord has Mashiach with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?”
For what business does light have with darkness? If we have eyes to see it, we can see that Yahweh has always desired His people to be set-apart from the world, but Scripture also says:
Qorintim Aleph (1 Corinthians) 15:33
33 “Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”
The sons of Elohim allowed the evil company to corrupt their righteous behavior. Eventually, all of mankind descended into darkness and wickedness; very much like what is happening today. Despite all this wickedness and corruption in the world, there was one man who found favor and grace in the eyes of Yahweh. It was Noah and his family. Let us explore and see how it translates to us in the Renewed Covenant with Yeshua.
For those of us in the Renewed Covenant, when we read that the sons of Elohim found the daughters of men attractive and they took wives for themselves as they wanted, really the deeper meaning behind this is that sons of Elohim were to be set-apart from the rest of the world and that went for both man and woman.
If we are believers in Messiah Yeshua, then we too are to be set-apart. But just as in the days of Noah, the sons of Elohim allowed evil to corrupt them. They entertained the thought of sin in their mind which eventually went on to produce death in them. We have the same problem going on today in the body of Messiah.
First off, a large majority of the body believes that the Torah had been done away with and there is this abuse of Yahweh’s grace and mercy.
Then, there is another decent sized part of the body that believes that the Torah is not done away with, but we can pick and choose what we decide to obey from the Torah and how to obey it. And that there is no need to organize ourselves as a set-apart nation.
Then there is a very small portion of the body who believes that all of Scripture applies to us as believers in Messiah Yeshua and that we are to organize ourselves as an ordered set-apart nation. There is a very small portion of the body that believes that our identity is rooted in our faith and not in our bloodlines or specific countries that we are born in.
There is a very small part of the body that believes that we are to keep all of Elohim’s Torah and it is through our obedience that we demonstrate our faith and it is because of Yeshua’s sacrifice that we are forgiven of our transgressions. And it is by Yahweh’s grace alone that we are saved.
The problem is that the body of Messiah is not united. There are small compromises of the truth that creep their way into the body and thus end up making certain parts of the body like the sons of Elohim.
For example, we know that the Torah is not done away with. We know that we are to keep all of the Torah as Elohim commanded us. Yet, we have many believers out there who reject these simple truths.
Here is what Romans chapter 1 says about those who reject the righteousness and the truth of Elohim.
Romim (Romans) 1:18-23
18 “For the wrath of Elohim is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
19 because what may be known of Elohim is manifest in them, for Elohim has shown it to them.
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and divine nature, so that they are without excuse,
21 because, although they knew Elohim, they did not glorify Him as Elohim, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible Elohim into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.”
Right here, we can see that since the beginning of creation, mankind has been in rebellion against their maker Elohim. This is what was prevalent during the days of Noah. This is why Yahweh eventually killed all of mankind except for Noah and his family. Let us finish reading what the rest of this chapter says.
Romim (Romans) 1:24-32
24 “Therefore Elohim also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25 who exchanged the truth of Elohim for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason Elohim gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain Elohim in their knowledge, Elohim gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
30 backbiters, haters of Elohim, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;
32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of Elohim, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”
This sounds a lot like what we have going on today. In the days of Noah there were violent days, and the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth because the sons of Elohim made compromises in their faith and then began to allow evil to corrupt their good character.
In our day and age, wickedness of mankind is growing daily all over the earth. Every day, small compromises are being made in the body of Messiah and it is all done in the name of tolerance.
Every day, there is more and more corruption and evil in the body of Messiah. The number of people who desire to live pure and righteous lives and walk with Elohim as Noah did are getting smaller and smaller.
Eventually, Yahweh will give us up to our own evil and lustful passions and He will again cleanse the earth. Not by water, but by fire, and the only way we can hope to find grace in the eyes of Elohim is through His Son Yeshua.
Yahweh loves us and is patient with us. Let us look at what Kepha says in his letter.
Kepha Bet (2 Peter) 3:9
9 “Yahweh is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
It is obvious to us now that many in the days of Noah thought that Yahweh was slow or slacking in His promises. But yet for 120 years, Yahweh was longsuffering and desiring that everyone would repent.
Yet nobody did. And for some reason, we cannot see as mankind and as believers today, that we are repeating history. This is why Yahweh was grieved then when He had to kill all of mankind, and why He would be grieved again when He does the same thing for a second time (second and final time).
The following verses in Kepha’s letter prove the same trend for us as was in the days of Noah. Let us read what it says.
Kepha Bet (2 Peter) 3:10
10 “But the day of Yahweh will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.”
Right here in Scripture shows us that as in the days of Noah so will be the coming of the Son of Man. The earth will not be destroyed by water just as Elohim promised, but it will be destroyed by fire. Both, if you notice, are ways of purification in the Torah.
In other words, with Noah and his generation, Yahweh purified the earth and all of His creation by water. In future generations, He will purify the earth and all of His creation by fire.
Many believers and people today think that Yahweh is slacking in His promise to us. But it is only the righteous that walk with Elohim who find favor (or grace) in the eyes of Yahweh as Noah did. Because they are patient, and they are loving, and they wait on Yahweh.
As for us today, Yeshua is the reason why we have favor of grace in the eyes of Yahweh. He is the one whose spirit is working in us to make us pleasing to the Father.
This is why Kepha tells us to “look forward to His promise of new heavens and a new earth in which the righteous shall”dwell”.
Kepha Bet (2 Peter) 3:13
13 “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”
When we stop to think about it, we still have the same giants roaming the earth. We still have the same sons of Elohim that find the daughters of men attractive and take for themselves any wives that they want. We continue to see the wickedness of mankind growing and becoming great all over the earth.
First, men of Elohim abandoned their relationship with Him. Then they go on to abandon their responsibility to their families and then to their nation. All we are left with is wickedness and violence roaming our communities and the earth. Just as Noah was told by Elohim that the earth is filled with violence, Shaul’s words in his letter to Timothy say the same thing.
Timotheus Bet (2 Timothy) 3:1-5
1 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
This is exactly how it was in the days of Noah and exactly how it is today. For example, Yahweh declared that the rainbow in the sky is a sign of His covenant with mankind and that He would never destroy the world by water again. Even though the intention of man’s heart is only evil from his youth. Yahweh still was merciful and graceful to put His rainbow in the sky to remind us of the Covenant He made with us to never flood the world again.
Yet, certain communities seek to spit in the face of Elohim by not only engaging in sin continually without remorse or repentance, but then they take the very rainbow that Yahweh gave us to remember His Covenant and use it as their flag to boast of their sin. Thus Elohim is right, man’s only desire is that of evil even from his youth. Yahweh’s rainbow was meant to be recognized as a sign of His grace and mercy, not sin and rebellion.
Today, the giants are the tyrants of the earth today, the men of renown, the men of old, seeking to lead their nations with greed, corruption, and evil. The men and women who are voted into office whose only desire is to grow Satan’s kingdom pass laws that go completely against Scripture in Yahweh’s Torah.
For example, why is abortion a topic of debate? Why is gay marriage a topic of debate? Why is there tolerance for sin but there is anger and hatred towards those who seek to live righteously?
It should be a no-brainer that abortion is evil. Yahweh is the one who creates all life and He is the one who can take life as He chooses. Why is it more difficult to put to death a death row inmate than it is to keep a defenseless unborn child alive?
It should be a no-brainer that marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage was instituted by Yahweh. It should not be two men or two women.
And divorce, we allow divorce so easily these days. The institute of marriage is under attack by the enemy. Thus the families of Elohim are under attack by the enemy.
Instead of counseling men and women to seek Elohim, we tell them to do what makes them happy. That to me sounds a lot like what Shaul said when he told Timothy in the Last Days mankind will be lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim.
How did Noah and his family find favor in the eyes of Yahweh when the people of his generation were so evil and wicked? When we read verse 22 of chapter 6, we read:
B’reisheet (Genesis) 6:22
22 “Thus Noah did; according to all that Elohim commanded him, so he did.”
Noah found favor or grace in the eyes of Yahweh because of his obedience to what Yahweh had commanded him. Noah obeyed Yahweh because he had faith. He obeyed Yahweh because he believed in the words that proceeded from the mouth of Elohim. Noah loved Elohim.
Yeshua makes this statement; a statement that we should all pay careful attention to. He says:
Yochanan (John) 14:15
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
As we covered last week, if Yeshua is the manifestation of Yahweh, that means He is Elohim. If the Word was Elohim, then that means Yeshua is the living embodiment of the Torah. That means Yeshua’s commandments are Yahweh’s commandments.
Noah demonstrated his love for Yahweh by obeying and doing all that Yahweh commanded him. This is the same thing for us in the Brit Chadasha. If we say we love Yeshua, then why do we not walk as He walked? If we say we love Yeshua, then why do we not deny ourselves and pick up our cross and follow after Him?
How many believers today have a form of righteousness but deny its power?
When we look at how Noah obeyed Yahweh and built an ark, that was some tough work. It took him roughly 100 years to build the ark. Imagine spending 100 years building an ark because Yahweh told you so. And He told you that He was going to destroy all of mankind.
He told Noah that He was going to bring the flood waters upon the earth to kill all of mankind. I am sure many people inquired of Noah as to why he was building an ark. I am sure Noah told them and they just did not want to hear it. I am sure many thought he was crazy. It would have been easy for Noah to quit building the ark thinking to himself, “Well maybe everyone else is right. maybe I am the crazy one. Maybe I really am wrong”.
When you are the only one walking in obedience and righteousness with Yahweh, it will be a lonely road that you travel down. For us today who have Messiah Yeshua, it is no different. Yeshua promised that He would return. Yet, how many believers today live as if His return is a long way off?
We know from Matthew chapter 24 that no one knows the day or the hour of Yeshua’s return only Yahweh the Father knows.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:36-39
36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the messengers of heaven, but My Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
What we can conclude from this is that in the days of Noah, Noah and this family did not concern themselves with the things of the world. They were focused on the mission at hand and that was building the ark.
How many believers and people today live as they did in the days of Noah where they would rather spend their time eating, having a good time, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, and not focused on building Yeshua’s Kingdom? Then, when Yeshua does return, they will all be caught by surprise. They were warned from the beginning to repent. They were warned from the beginning that this would happen.
This is not to say that getting married or having a good time with your family is something to be looked down upon. This is not to say that we are always supposed to be solemn, engraved, and never experience any sort of joy. Our focus should be to find joy, pleasure, and peace in striving to build Yeshua’s kingdom, not in the things of the world.
Let us all focus on the building of Yeshua’s kingdom. Let us all answer the call of Yahweh. Our Salvation is found in Messiah Yeshua. The grace that Elohim has for us is found in Yeshua. Let us all make Him our hearts deepest love. Let us make the building of His kingdom our hearts deepest desire.
Even when we look at the Tower of Babel in Scripture and what that whole event signifies, we can see the same thing being played out today. In the days just after the flood, Yahweh commanded mankind to be fruitful and fill the whole earth.
Instead, what mankind chose to do was to gather themselves in one place. It might sound like a novelty idea to bring about peace and unity on the earth, but if it is done in our own power, according to our own will, as it was done during the building of the Tower of Babel, then it is considered evil.
We see that in the days just after the flood the people said:
B’reisheet (Genesis) 11:4
4 “And they said, Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
The people wanted to build a city for themselves to glorify themselves, not Yahweh. They sought to unite but not unite with Elohim. They sought to unite with themselves and make themselves greater than Elohim. They decided that they wanted to elevate themselves above Elohim and this is rebellion to the highest degree.
This is very much like what is going on today in the World Economic Forum and things like this. The World Economic Forum has been very open about a Great Reset where the idea is to form a One World government with a One World religion, where things like fundamental Christianity would be considered extreme.
We do not call ourselves Christians. But if fundamental Christianity is being labeled as archaic and oppressive, then how much more will Nazarene Israel be persecuted? How much more will those who follow Torah and profess faith on Messiah Yeshua be persecuted?
The Great Reset is the same thing as the Tower of Babel in a different time, under slightly different circumstances. The goal for all of us is to have peace and unity on the earth, but according to Yahweh’s plan. Yeshua’s kingdom and dominion is supposed to encompass the entire earth and we are commanded to go into all nations and make disciples.
For believers, we should have a conquerors mentality and a warrior’s spirit to go forth and win the war for our Husband and King, Yeshua. But again, we should be doing all of this according to the battle plans of Yahweh.
Whereas the World Economic Forum and people like this are seeking world domination and peace according to Satan’s battle plan. A false hope that brings no hope. A false sense of peace that brings no peace.
We all know who wins this war in the end. Yet, despite all this, Yahweh is still loving and merciful to us. We deserve death. We deserve to be wiped out from the face of the earth because of our proud and insistent rebellion against our maker. He is slow to anger and great in kindness. He relents from doing harm but even the Almighty Elohim has to maintain order. He is a lover of justice and eventually mankind’s time will run out to repent and seek His face while it can still be found.
I ask everyone out there, who are you? What are you going to do with your life that Elohim has given you? Are you going to be like the sons of Elohim who allow themselves to be corrupted and fall in love with the things of the world? Or are you going to be like Noah who trusted in the One who could save him? Are you going to love the world, or are you going to love Yeshua?