Genesis 8:1 – Did God forget Noah?

Problem: This passage states that “God remembered Noah…” However, the Bible also teaches that God is omniscient (Ps. 147:5; Heb. 4:13). Why would an omniscient Being need to remember something?
Solution: This is anthropomorphic language

When it says “God remembered,” this doesn’t mean that God has a foggy memory. Instead, in the biblical sense, it means that God chooses to act. For instance, when God remembered Noah, it meant that “God caused a wind to pass over the earth” (Gen. 8:1). When God remembered Hannah, it meant that he helped her with pregnancy (1 Sam. 1:19). Likewise, the problem with the dead is not their ability to remember, but their ability to act (Ps. 6:5). This is just anthropomorphic language that the inspired author used to describe God.

“And 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; (Gen 8:1)

Posted by petra1000

I am a born again christian who loves the Lord and I am taking bible classes online