Jesus is our only hope
Why did God sent the flood, and why is it important to know about the days’ of Noah? It shows us the grace of God in the past and for the future.
God created man and as time went on, man’s wickedness became great on the earth. There was a rapid spiritual decline after the first sin. Man’s every imaginatino of his thoughts were only evil, and the earth was filled with violence. They had no time for God until it was too late.
It repented the Lord that he had made man, and he said he would destroy man from the face of the earth.
But, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and it was that grace that saved him and his family. After the ark was loaded, the Bible says God shut the door and no one else could enter. Everyone outside the ark was lost.
There was an end to God’s patience. In Matthew 24:37-39, Jesus says, “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the day before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came and took them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.”
In light of the immorality, evil and violence of our day, how can we not believe the words of Jesus are true, and that he will return?
Grace saved Noah, and grace is our only hope to go with Jesus Christ when he comes again, for God will shut the door. We must confess our sins and stop our sinful living, and look to Jesus, who is our only hope.
There will come a time again when there will be an end to God’s patience.