by: Jon Justvig
It's a good thing God found favor in Moses.
Gen 6:7 (KJV) 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.
Gen 6:8 (KJV) But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Here God is destroying a lot of what HE had created because of all the
wickedness that was going on. There is a promise here.
Gen 6:11 (KJV) The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was
filled with violence.
Gen 6:12 (KJV) And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt;
for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Gen 6:13 (KJV) 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.
So you've probably have heard of Noah's Ark. The story is that He built it
of gopher's wood, big enough to hold His family and every being two of its
kind. He was smart. He put in a window.
Gen 6:16 (KJV) A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt
thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side
thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
Gen 6:22 (KJV) Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so
God knew Noah would be obedient. Obedience is where it starts. When you do
what God asks you do by following His will and knowing what to do, He will
find favor in you.
Fourty days and fourty nights...
Gen 7:4 (KJV) For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth
forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made
will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Gen 7:6 (KJV) And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters
was upon the earth.
Six hundred years...can you imagine that... At His age in these times would
seem impossible. That good news is that, with God, all things are possible.
Jesus said it himself:
Mat 19:26 (KJV) But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Gen 7:12 (KJV) And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Gen 7:18 (KJV) And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the
earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
Gen 7:23 (KJV) 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.
Gen 7:24 (KJV) And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty
Gen 8:6 (KJV) And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened
the window of the ark which he had made:
Gen 8:7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the
waters were dried up from off the earth.
Gen 8:8 (KJV) Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were
abated from off the face of the ground;
Gen 8:9 (KJV) But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she
returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole
earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him
into the ark.
The water had still covered the earth and what remained on it was destroyed,
Gen 8:13 (KJV) 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.
Gen 8:14 (KJV) And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of
the month, was the earth dried.
Gen 8:15 (KJV) And God spake unto Noah, saying,
Gen 8:16 (KJV) Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and
thy sons' wives with thee.
Gen 8:17 (KJV) Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee,
of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be
fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
Gen 8:18 (KJV) And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his
sons' wives with him:
Gen 8:19 (KJV) Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and
whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the
Gen 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a
covenant between me and the earth.
May peace rest with you.