Noah’s Ark - a Lesson for Today
“And, behold I, 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 everything that is in the earth shall die” (Genesis 6:17). The Bible records that in the days of Noah, God instructed Noah to build an ark because He was about to destroy the earth and everything that had the breath of life in it with a great flood.
The Bible says, “By the faith of Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house” (Hebrews 11:7). Noah hastened to build the ark and afterwards the heavens opened and heavy rains flooded the earth. All the people and animals on earth drowned and whole cities were submerged in the deluge. Yet the same flood that destroyed the world bore Noah’s ark up; the very flood of judgement that came to destroy the ungodly bore up the righteous. You have to realise that the evil, hardship and economic conditions in the world, or that may be in your country, are not set against you - for you can never be disadvantaged. The flood or economic and political disaster is not your disadvantage.
In the midst of recession and economic downturn, God has ordained your spiritual prosperity. He has already planned that you will be a success in this life irrespective of what may go on around you. Just as the ark was a haven for Noah and his family, the Lord Jesus is your refuge and strong tower. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run into it and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10). No wonder the Bible says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). Remember that each one of those in Noah’s ark was sustained for a hundred and fifty days, but when you come into Christ by making Jesus Lord your life he will preserve and sustain you for eternity.
Therefore, refuse to fret or fear, for the Lord will bear you up, above every negative situation. So, may Jesus soon come to establish the kingdom and fill the earth with the knowledge and glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Bro Simion Mudhimba (Chipinge, Zimbabwe)