Dear Friends, before we continue with God’s discourse; I would love to take a few minutes to share an insight given by the Holy Spirit from the Noah’s Ark discourse.
The bible declares and is true that there were only 8 people saved in the flood. Now during the 120 yrs. that it took to build the Ark there had to be children born, children being raised; children running around yet, the only children that entered the Ark was the sons of Noah with their wives. Let’s take a moment to meditate on the following thought: “If the doors to the ark of salvation was shut up and sealed by God as was the Ark that Noah built; would there be any children aboard the Ark?
Walk with me if you will in the following imagined scenario. The children of Noah’s day are standing before God. There are thousands upon thousands of them teenagers included. God arises and stands before the multitude of children and says ” Hey guys…why didn’t you serve me, walk with me, talk with me, just kick it or chill with me?
The way God addresses the children shows them immediately that this God, Yahweh was cool and would have been a good person to hang out with. Sadness fills the children’s hearts and in slow motion thousands upon thousands of heads turn in the direction of the parents. In unison the voices of the children speak saying to the parents; “You didn’t love me enough to introduce me to Yahweh. You did not love me enough to tell me about him so that I could make a choice. I didn’t have options. You gave me none. I only lived what you taught. You didn’t even love yourselves to even live right and teach me to live right. You told us not to listen to the old man Noah. You said he was just and old babbling hallucinating kook who had nothing better to do than build a big ship in the middle of the desert hollering about rain…. whatever that was. With you we laughed. With you we mocked. With you we disbelieved.”
Wow….now that was a beyond a slap in the face. The children of Noah’s day only lived what they knew. They lived only what the parents taught and showed as is the way of the beginning of life. We live what we are taught. This statement will come again as we journey with God through the discourse.
An even sadder thing about the people of Noah’s day is that there was also among them the elderly who had lived many years; elderly who evidently didn’t possess a right conscience, who didn’t possess the wisdom nor righteousness to steer the youth in the right direction. They too; the elderly laughed, mocked and scorned the words and warnings of God. Wisdom many times is associated with the elderly. Unfortunately, in the days of Noah righteous wisdom did not find a place among the elderly. The wisdom that was possessed was the wisdom to do wrong and it is most apparent that this wisdom increased throughout the years. The bible declares that the “fool” has said in his heart; “there is no God.” Here is the chapter and verses of the bible referencing the quoted.
Psalms Chapter 14
1: (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 2: The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 3: They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 4: Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge?
The lifestyle of the elderly in Noah’s day showed what the elderly has spoken in their hearts. They lived as if there was no God. They taught by their lifestyles that said there is no God. How much so are we any different than the people of Noah’s day? Are we too living as if there is no God? Are we too mocking the calls and warnings of that great preacher named World Events; the call to repent? The call to return to our Creator. The call to save not just ourselves, but children and loved ones, friends and associates, neighbors and the many strangers that are among us. Where is the Noah’s of our day who are not preaching what sounds good, feels good and what will yield a profit? Judgement: God’s call of love will continue and be defined as we continue with the discourse.