My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh (Genesis 6:3)
I find myself late in posting today, by my standards only. I try to post by 7a each day, but here is proof that is not always the case. So, it’s not a big deal today, but being late can be a big deal.
I think of the days of Noah. Did you know it did not rain in those days, as we know rain today? It is said there was a moist vapor that came from the earth.
Did you know that Noah lived far from any body of water? Therefore, the Ark that God commanded Noah to build became a huge spectacle in the middle of dry ground with no rain. Noah built the Ark as the Lord had said, among ridicule and laughter from everyone, save his family.
Did you know that the Ark represented a “type” of Christ to come; a Savior?
When the Ark was finished, God invited Noah and his family into the Ark. The most interesting thought here is that God shut the door of the Ark. (Genesis 7:16) The rains came. It rained for forty days and forty nights. The earth was flooded with God’s judgment.
I saw a cartoon once that depicted two dinosaurs standing on the peak of a hill that had yet to be overcome by water; the Ark was in the distance. One was saying to the other, “Was that today?”
As it was in the days of Noah, when God saw the” wickedness of man on the earth and their intent was only evil”…is this what God sees today? Have we come no farther or have we come full circle? Do we laugh God off with a attitude of a cartoon?
There is much to discover in the story of Noah.