My Bible Blog: Noah’s Ark

Genesis Chp. 7 – 8:4

In chapter six, God told Noah to build the ark, and he did – as crazy as it must have seemed.  God found Noah to be righteous and wanted to save him and his family. He was 600 years old when God began to send rain upon the earth with a promise to blot out every remaining living thing.  40 days and 40 nights, fountains of the great deep burst forth from the earth colluding with the pouring-down rain to destroy God’s creation.  There was so much water that even the mountains were covered.  After 150 days it finally receded, and the ark ended up safely parked on the mountains of Ararat.

Most of us have heard the story of Noah and the flood.  Even many non-Christian cultures believe there was once a great flood that covered the earth. God, who created earth, man, and all living things was disgusted enough to destroy His own creation.  Why?  Just like now, His own creation rejected Him, seeking their own harmful pleasures. Then He sent Jesus, His Son, to take the punishment for our sins, and the world rejected Him again.  How long will God take it?  How long will He allow his creation to shake their fists at Him? Where has fear of the Lord gone?  

Christians shouldn’t fear God, right?  Well, fear is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).  Many sinners initially come to Christ because of fear and shame. Fear gets them to sit up and take notice.  Fear gets them in the door.  God should be feared – if you aren’t saved.  He destroyed the earth once.  What makes you think He won’t do it again?  In fact, Matthew 10:34 says He has come with a sword, and in the end He will be back with the sword – not tolerance.  

Only as Christians mature in the faith is fear replaced with understanding.  God loves us.  He wants us.  He is a jealous God.  He won’t share.  He also won’t force you to choose Him.  He doesn’t want your love through a love potion; He wants your genuine love.  The choice is either God or evil.  There is no in between.  If you don’t choose God (the One who created you), you have by default chosen evil.  Where do you think the evil ones end up in the end?  Many don’t believe in Hell, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.  Be careful of the choices you make now; the consequences could be eternal.

If you feel God in your heart calling out to you, but you don’t know what to do, reach for the Bible, and reach out to someone you know who belongs to Christ. The way is simple and so much better than what the world has to offer.  Don’t delay- not just so you can go to Heaven, but also so that you can experience true peace while still here in this unpeaceful world – and because God loves you. 

Published by walkrlane

Christian blogger and author

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