Day 4 - Noah’s Ark
Read Genesis 6:5-8.
This is one of the most famous stories in the whole Bible because a rainbow and an enormous boat and lots of animals sounds really fun, but we really don’t like to think about what God actually did in this story. Literally every person on the earth except for Noah and his family passed away in a flood. God’s wrath is shown to be very serious. Psalm 7:12 says that if a man does repent and turn from their sin, God will sharpen His sword and get His bow and arrow ready. He is a good Judge and will punish sin. The story of the great flood proves that.
But God is also merciful. He didn’t have to rescue anyone, but He did chose to. He would’ve rescued anyone who came to Him. But no one came. Even Noah only obeyed God because God gave Him the grace to do so. God gave Noah instructions for how to be saved from the flood, helped him complete the task, then when Noah and His family entered the boat God Himself closed the door and shut them in. When the rains began falling, God helped Noah and his family stay alive. After the storms stopped and Noah was finally able to go back to dry land, God even made a promise to Noah with a symbol in the sky that we even get to see today; it looks like an archery bow, because God has promised to remember that He will not flood the earth again.
What God did for Noah is amazing, but what God has done for us is even better. We deserve the floods of God’s wrath, not just one time but for all of eternity. But by grace He has welcomed us to be protected from His just anger by Jesus, who endured it like the ark did. And, as the storms subsided and we now have a rainbow of hope and promise that floods will not return, Christ rose again and we have promise that, if we believe in Jesus, there is no more wrath for us. What a Savior!
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Read Day 3 here.
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