Yesterday I showed a list of “Top ten most terrifying natural disasters” and wondered why the first natural disaster wasn’t included. What about the great flood that covered the entire earth which would be the single greatest natural disaster in the history of the world!! (See Genesis 6-9) No other event in history can even come close to it! Noah’s flood would surely fit the Number one slot, if you believe the bible to be God’s Word.
It is very difficult to wrap your mind around the thought of the entire earth being flooded. Why? What could the human race have done that was so horrendous that would make God do this? What kinds of sin brings on this type of judgement?
It’s important to study those days of Noah because what happened in those days will happen again at the end of this age. And the scary part? It was business as usual in Noah’s days. They were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, buying and selling, tending to their business (kinda like we are today).
But…..Genesis 6:5-6 says, “The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain.”
It was an age of enlightenment. But they did not know.
It was an age of great progress. But they did not know.
It was an age of music, fine arts and literature. But they did not know.
It was an age of military might. But they did not know.
It was an age when mighty men roamed the earth. But they did not know.
They knew a lot, but understood so little. They had no time for God until it became too late. And then the entire earth came under the waters of judgement. Only Noah and his family was spared.
As a Christian, we shouldn’t despair. If you know the Lord, then speak loudly and speak His truth! Don’t let the hostility of the world defeat you. These are wonderful days to be serving the Lord. My prayer is that we might be the generation privileged to see Christ return to the earth. Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord….and that is where I want to be found!