How would you like to go on a cruise when you’re 600 years old!? Ha! But that was the age of Noah when he and his family went on board the ark . . . the ark he built in his late 500’s! 😊 Most people have some knowledge of the ‘two by two’ account of Noah and the ark. Many people don’t realize though that the two by two is just a portion of the picture. Yes, one pair of unclean animals were brought on board; however, we see in v. 3 that there were also 7 pairs of clean animals brought on board…’seven by two’? Doesn’t have the same ring, now does it? But it’s true…7 x 2!
Also notice that in v. 14 that four of the five categories of animals mentioned back in Genesis 1:21-25 are brought on board. The fifth category, sea creatures, could remain alive outside the ark.
It took Noah a week to load up. Scripture states that after a week, the Lord shut them in. Great protection! Forty days and forty nights it rained. Notice in vv. 11-12 that water comes from both directions, below the ground on up, and from the sky on down. World wide disaster! Could this explain many issues regarding dinosaurs, fossils, sedimentary rock and other strange finds? Many scientists believe so. The waters flooded the earth for 150 days! All perished except those in the ark.
PRAYER: “Heavenly Father, protect us in Your love and grace found in Jesus Christ, our great ark of protection against satan and the evil in this world. Also. may the doors of our hearts be open to receive those You want us to share Your love with. In the strong and precious name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”
2 thoughts on “Chapter 7”
I was recently called to notice Revelation 3:7 and now with this reading of Genesis 7, verse 16 caused me to pause and reread. Although these are neither the first nor the last verses in the bible, I love the idea that in Genesis, the first book of the bible, in verse 7:16, God shuts them in. No other help is needed, just God does the shutting! Then in Revelation, the last book of the bible, in verse 3:7 a similar statement is made which is much more definitive and finite; “The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.” No one can do what Jesus can do nor can one undo what He has done. He has laid finale claim on me. I am off the market! God has shut me into His kingdom by the blood of Jesus. 🙂
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I like that connection! Thanks for sharing!