Summary: Shows how the righteousness of your connection has the ability to save you from distruction, if you will harken unto his direction.
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The call to Noah is likened to that of father to his children, telling us to come indoors when he sees night or a storm coming. Noah did not go into the ark till God told him to, though he knew it was to be his place of protection. It is still very comforting to see God going before us in every step we take.
Hearing the voice of God clearly to build the ark had to be a stretch in Faith and going forth to do what God said… Think about this: To know that the very thing that is a burden can also be the very thing to keep you alive. What we do in obedience to the command of God, and in faith, we ourselves shall certainly have the comfort of enjoying first or last no matter how we board.
This call to Noah reminds us of the call the gospel gives to sinners. Christ is our Ark; in him we can find safety, when death and judgment approach. The word says, to Come; to ministers say, to Come; to the Spirit says, to Come, come into the Ark. Though Noah was accounted righteous, not for his own righteousness, but as an heir of the righteousness this is by faith,. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. Heb 11:7
He believed the revelation of a savior, and sought and expected salvation through Him alone.
Romans 5: 12-14
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude (likeness, similarity or resemblance) of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
He was justified by faith, and received that Spirit whose fruit is in all goodness; but if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of the father. After the hundred and twenty years, God granted seven days’ longer space for repentance. But these seven days were trifled away, like all the rest. It shall be but seven days. They had only one week more, one Sabbath more to improve, and to consider the things that belonged to their peace.
But it is common for those who have been careless of their souls during the years of their health, when they have looked upon death at a distance, to be as careless during the days, the few days of their sickness, when they see death approaching; their hearts being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. As Noah prepared the ark by faith in the warning given that the flood would come, so he went into it, by faith in this warning that it would come quickly. And on the day Noah was securely fixed in the ark, the fountains of the great deep were broken up.
The earth had within it those waters, which, at God’s command would sprang up and flood the land; and thus our bodies have in themselves those humours, which, when God pleases, become the seeds and springs of mortal diseases. The windows of heaven were opened, and the waters which were above the firmament, that is, in the air, were poured out upon the earth. The rain comes down in drops; but such rains fell then, as were never known before or since.