Then the Lord Shut him in. It took Noah roughly 100+ years to build the ark. While there is little detail about the process, Clearly, at age 600, Noah and family entered the Ark. I am sure that through the years, Noah’s neighbors thought him nuts. And even the week before the flood as they sat in the Ark, folks probably walked by and laughed. What a true test of faith. Noah was probably equally fearful of what would happen if God did not send the flood as he was if God did. When the boat began to rise and the waters pounded the boat, the family felt the mix of relief and of devastation. This was not a celebratory event, but it was a historical pillar in time that proved that God is God and we are not!
Throughout the world, all major cultures’ histories include the Ark story. Only those who know and understand the things of God get its significance. God will not tolerate sin, He will not be mocked. God does look at the hearts of his chosen and will keep his covenant to love and walk with them. God pays attention to detail and he will do what is necessary to execute his plan. We need to continue to seek him and submit to his leadership—when we do, no matter the timeline, he will ultimately keep his word. Help me Lord to trust you and watch you keep your word.
God Bless You
7 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made. ”
5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 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.0 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month —on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights