Saturday, November 14, 2020

God Asks Noah to Build an ARK


God repented that He ever made man, and this is how it happened.

The wickedness of man was great.

4 There were giants in the earth in those days; 

and also after that, 

when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, 

and they bare children to them, 

the same became mighty men which were of old, 

men of renown.

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart 

was only evil continually.

6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, 

and it grieved him at his heart.

7 And the Lord said, 

I will destroy man 

whom I have created from the face of the earth; 

both man, 

and beast, 

and the creeping thing, 

and the fowls of the air; 

for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Genesis 6:4-7 

King James Version

The earth had become corrupt and violent.

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, 

and the earth was filled with violence.

12 And God looked upon the earth, 

and, behold, 

it was corrupt; 

for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Genesis 6:11-12 

King James Version

Fortunately, there was a just and perfect man called NOAH.

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

9 These are the generations of Noah: 

Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, 

and Noah walked with God.

Genesis 6:8-9 

King James Version

God asks Noah to build an ark, for He intends to destroy man, who has caused violence to exist upon the earth.

13 And God said unto Noah, 

The end of all flesh is come before me

for the earth is filled with violence through them; 

and, behold, 

I will destroy them with the earth.

14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood

rooms shalt thou make in the ark, 

and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Genesis 6:13-14 

King James Version

17 And, behold, 


even I, 

do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, 

to destroy all flesh

wherein is the breath of life, 

from under heaven; 

and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

Genesis 6:17 

King James Version

And God proceeds to assure Noah of a covenant, protecting his faithful one, along with his three sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth), Noah's wife, and his sons' wives.

The large ark was large enough to carry what God wanted included -- a pair (male and female) of all living flesh, fowls, cattle, every creeping thing, food for all on board, and all other instructions the Lord gave Noah.

It rained for 40 days, and 40 nights.

After which, the water prevailed for another 150 days.

23 And every living substance was destroyed 

which was upon the face of the ground, 

both man, 

and cattle, 

and the creeping things, 

and the fowl of the heaven; 

and they were destroyed from the earth: 

and Noah only remained alive, 

and they that were with him in the ark.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth 

an hundred and fifty days.

Genesis 7:23-24 

King James Version

Noah was 600 years old when the flood started.

It took a year for the water to dry up from off the earth.

13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, 

in the first month, 

the first day of the month, 

the waters were dried up from off the earth

and Noah removed the covering of the ark, 

and looked, 

and, behold, 

the face of the ground was dry.

14 And in the second month, 

on the seven and twentieth day of the month, 

was the earth dried.

Genesis 8:13-14 

King James Version

In gratitude, Noah builds an altar with burnt offerings, pleasing the LORD.

20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; 

and took of every clean beast, 

and of every clean fowl, 

and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; 

and the Lord said in his heart, 

I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake

for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; 

neither will I again smite any more every thing living, 

as I have done.

22 While the earth remaineth, 

seedtime and harvest, 

and cold and heat, 

and summer and winter, 

and day and night shall not cease.

Genesis 8:20-22 

King James Version

And God establishes a beautiful covenant with Noah and his sons, which can be read here in full.

What's striking is that God promises not to destroy the earth again with a flood.

11 And I will establish my covenant with you, 

neither shall all flesh be cut off any more 

by the waters of a flood; 

neither shall there any more be a flood 

to destroy the earth.

Genesis 9:11 

King James Version

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