Noah and the Ark: From Out of Rebellion

Updated: Jul 10, 2021

Noah's Ark

There have been several times in history that God our creator has chosen to destroy most of humanity. We can see from our day that no matter how much God blesses a people/nation (Israel for example) and America as another example - we rebel.

Our nation has many wicked and evil people in it that God loves and cares for daily. We have become an evil empire, a culture of death, mass shootings daily, abortions, pornography we send around the world to name but few of our national sins. We have no moral high ground, even the Church in America is weak.

The story of “Noah and the ark” goes from Genesis 5 to Genesis 9. Noah’s life is beyond Genesis 9, the story of the flood ends around Genesis 9:19. We see many genealogies and based on Adam's age he likely knew Noah's Father Lamech. Noah’s great grandfather, Enoch, is one of only two people in Scripture that never died. “Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.”Genesis 5:22-24. Noah’s grandfather (Enoch’s son) was Methuselah, the oldest recorded living person in history. Noah’s name means “rest and comfort.” Because through him, God would bring rest to the world—rest from the constant sin burning in the hearts of evil men.

The story of Noah and the flood is ultimately about God’s justice and mercy given and executed through a new beginning patterned after the original creation in Genesis. God wipes the world clean so that he can remake it. All the land is reshaped by the violence of the worldwide flood. All the animals, except for a select few, are destroyed as are all the plants are destroyed and must regrow. Every human being aside from one family faithful to God is destroyed, so that the world might begin anew in close communion with the Creator—just like how the world started with one family in close communion with the Creator.

Noah Building the Ark

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God has made it clear he will only allow so much evil and sin. he often turns peoples and nations over to self-destruct in their sin. The point could be made that we are in that process now. With a large number of Americans choosing lawlessness and lies over the truth from God and his Holy Word it does not bode well for our nation. We elect politicians that are anti-democracy and are basically neo-fascist in their actions and words and expect God to approve of what we do.

“The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.” Genesis 6:5-6

Just as in Noah's day we grieve the Lord with our sin and evil. We know better yet we continue to sin. God speaks to all of us daily through his Word, through prayer and in many other ways. But do we hear him?

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