"By faith Noah, being warned of God"prepared an ark...."
What about the days of Noah? "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man
was great in the earth, " And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I
have created from the face of the earth" for it repenteth me that I
have made them" (Gen 6:5, 7). The holy and righteous God cannot ignore
sins and wickedness, so He had to judge and punish wicked people. Did
God warn them? Yes, He did. First, He warned Noah of His coming
judgment (Gen 6:13), and then used Noah to warn his contemporaries for
120 years. But they still ignored God's warning and despised God's
longsuffering, so they were all destroyed by the Global Flood; "Which
sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in
the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is,
eight souls were saved by water" (1 Pet 3:20) and "And spared not the
old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of
righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly
"Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water,
perished" (2 Pet 2:5; 3:6).
God's warning is always true and serious. What will happen to this
present world we are living in? "But the heavens and the earth, which
are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against
the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men "But the day of the
Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall
pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent
heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up"
(2 Pet 3:7, 10).
Are we prepared for the coming judgment? How should we prepare ourselves?
THOUGHT: Have I prepared myself and my family to meet God?
PRAYER: Lord, help me to prepare myself and my family to meet God.