7. The Noah Genesis 5:29 “Out of the ground that the Lord has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.” Noah was the one that Lamech prophesied would bring rest. But he was only a picture of one who would give ultimate rest. Jesus said to the people, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Hebrews says, “for we who have believed enter that rest.” “Whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” “Let us, therefore, strive to enter that rest.” 8. The Ark Genesis 7:23 “Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark.” The salvation that the ark brought Noah is compared by Jesus, the author of Hebrews, and Peter as an image of salvation in Jesus. The wrath of God took away all those that were outside the ark but those inside were saved. In the same way, all those who have faith in Christ are saved while those outside Christ will be taken away by the wrath of God. 9. The Altar Many altars were built in the Old Testament era. From Seth and the other patriarchs, like Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to the altar in the temple, these were all built to offer a dead sacrifice. But in the New Testament, we are to present our own bodies as a living sacrifice. We are to give a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. So what altar do we place these living sacrifices upon? It is not through an altar we build with our hands but through Jesus alone (Hebrews 13:10-16). He is the altar. 10. The Pleasing Aroma Genesis 8:21 “And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man.” When Noah burned the offering on his altar it gave a pleasing aroma to the Lord. Paul picks this image up and says that “Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:2. 11. The Rainbow and Circumcision Genesis 9:9 “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you,” The rainbow and circumcision were different signs God gave to people as a sign of the covenant that he made. Jeremiah prophesied that God would make a new covenant and Jesus said that his blood was the sign of the new covenant. 12. The Blessing Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Peter said in Acts 3 that Jesus is the blessing. “God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.” Paul says that Jesus, being the blessing, justified the Gentiles by faith in him. Galatians 3:7-9.