Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Noah - How Long Can You Tread Water?

Genesis 7:13-16 13 On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. 14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.

Once again we are getting the duplicate story of the animals entering the ark. I can't help but picture a Sunday School class of little 6 year old boys: "Well, did Noah have chickens on the ark?" "Yep, all livestock", "Did they have Iguanas on the ark?" "Yep, all creatures that move along the ground", "Did they have ducks on the ark?" "Yep, everything with wings." It's like God knew that people would continue to question His word. It was ALL the animals, okay??!! If the animal was breathing - it was on the ark. A girl and boy of every species - there - does that do it for you?

So why are people trying to find holes in the story of Noah? If people can disprove the oldest Bible stories, then they can begin to disprove the Bible as a whole - therefore making way for their own type of belief. Satan will use whatever he can to attack God, one of those things is questioning the validity of the Bible.

All these verses about the animals are followed with verse 16 that ends in "...Then the LORD shut him in." It's almost as if God is saying "Here's the way it went - and that's the end of it". I am giving you all the information that is there - everything you need - and I'm closing the door. At this point, you can choose to believe it or you can choose not to - but Noah is on the ark, and he's not coming off.

Christians, are we on the ark or are we off? Will we believe the Bible to be completely true - even if we don't understand some of it? Will we trust wholly on the Almighty God of Creation and willingly close the book and say 'Amen'? One day, God will close the door again - I refuse to be left in the water. . .

3 wonderful insights:

Kay Martin said...

Wow with our news' reports we do want to make sure we heard God, we discerned His timing and His desires for us. I love this particular study the way you have explained it.

debrah said...

Amen! Heaven and Earth may fade away but His Word endures forever. whether we understand it or not God's word is a sure thing. God is not a man that He should lie. Thank you for this encouragement to remain faithful.
In His Love,
Debrah

sailorcross said...

This is so true!! God's Word is the truth, and we need to believe every single word of HIS Word.

Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." Not maybe
I'm the way, or I'm still searching for the truth, or maybe the answer is in my next life. No, none of these, but I AM.

Beth