Today's Reading: Genesis 4-6; Matthew 2
Today's Thoughts: And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark--you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. Genesis 6:17-20
God was displeased with what He saw on the earth. The wickedness of man was great. The people's hearts were continually filled with evil and God was sorry that He had made man. The Lord was grieved in His heart at what He saw. But one man stood out, a man who found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This man was chosen to build an ark as a life preserver of a remnant of what God had created. God chose Noah's family to be the sole survivors of a devastating flood that would destroy every person on the face of the earth, along with every living thing. Only the animals who were placed in the ark would survive the devastation.
The parallel of the story of Noah's ark and our lives today is closer than we may realize. The people in Noah's day were living for their own pleasures and chose not to follow God. They were selfish, eating, drinking and giving to marriage. As Noah worked on the ark, he witnessed to the people and told them of what was coming. They did not believe him. I can only imagine the mockery and ridicule that Noah endured as he worked on the ark. Why would a guy build a boat when it had never rained on the earth? Because God said so and Noah believed God.
Over a hundred years later (about 120), the ark was finished and God called Noah's family and the animals into the ark and shut the door. They are saved from the destruction that is coming. They are safe in God's arms. Today, we live in a world that resembles the days of Noah. Man is selfish, wicked and living life without much thought to what the Bible says is coming. We are told that one day Jesus Christ will return and the world as we know it will be burned up, utterly destroyed. The only hope we have is in the One who is coming to save us…Jesus Christ. Jesus is our
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