July 3, 2007
By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household
The story of Noah and the flood is a wonderful illustration of how Christ has saved us.
First, the Bible tells us in 2 Peter 2:5 that God saved Noah and his family from the judgment of the flood by means of the ark. The ark was a type of Christ, who is the ark of our salvation, saving us from the flood waters of sin and death.
Second, just as Noah’s ark preserved him and his family in safety, so Christ keeps us in safety when our trust is in Him.
Third, the ark was both divine and earthly. It was divine because the Lord commanded Noah to build it, but it was also made of earthly substance. This is a picture of Jesus Christ, who was divine and yet man.
Fourth, the ark was sufficient for Noah and his family, all of the animals, and all of the food and supplies necessary to meet their needs. This is a picture of how the Lord is sufficient for everything we need.
Finally, the ark was kept safe during the 40-day storm. No matter how hard the waves tossed and battered it, the ark remained intact and strong. This is a wonderful picture of our security in Christ, once we have accepted Him as Savior. No matter how we may be battered by the storms of life, we are safe and sound in Christ.
You may know the story of Noah and the ark, but I hope you see it in a new light today as a beautiful picture of what we have in Christ. And that you will take time to thank God for all He has given you in Christ!