Noah and the Ark {Genesis 6-7, 2021}

Genesis 6

In verses 1-4, we are met with heroes and our sinful nature. God’s chosen people, sons of God, saw the appearance of women, married, and began to procreate.

This offers us a brief glmpse of our Lord’s heavy load. He regret all of the beautiful and very good creations He had made. He regretted creating the entire human race, which was bent toward evil living. They were choosing other things, putting the Lord in last place for their hearts and lives. Even so, the Lord found favor in Noah. Noah was an imperfect man who loved God and sought to pursue righteous living – regardless of the cost.

In verse 9, we meet Noah. We first meet his family and learn the temperature of that specific time period, where others are pursuing lust and not our heavenly Father.

Now, we get to see how Noah kept the faith and continued to trust and obey the Lord – even when it wouldn’t be the popular decision.

Our Father confided in Noah, regarding the human race and their chase to do what is evil. The flood wiped out all of Noah’s family, with the exception of his three sons. It must have been a hard, yet glorious experience for this family. On one hand they grieve all they lost, and another what they have gained. They received the opportunity to hear the Holy Spirit speak to His people! This is something money could never buy. The Holy Spirit and gifts of our Lord Jesus cannot be sold.

“Simon watched as the apostles placed their hands on them. He saw that the Spirit was given to them. So he offered money to Peter and John. He said, “Give me this power too. Then everyone I place my hands on will receive the Holy Spirit.” Peter answered, “May your money be destroyed with you! Do you think you can buy God’s gift with money? You have no part or share in this holy work. Your heart is not right with God.”

Acts 8:18-21, NiRV

Genesis 7

In his generation Noah was found to be righteous, and so the Lord made a covenant between Himself and Noah. God kept His word to Noah, where many were wiped from the face of the earth. Only these few men and their wives remained. In total there were eight people who were welcomed to the ark, and used to restart the human race.

Accountability is the one word, which comes to mind. While the world around us is evil and keeps taking another step away from our King Jesus Christ, we must give an answer.

Will we choose to surrender all of our lives to Jesus Christ – the Lord and King? How will we step up to the plate, and respond to our loving Savior?