Sunday, May 25, 2008
11 And the earth was corrupted before God, and was filled with iniquity. 12 And when God had seen that the earth was corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth,) 13 He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come before me, the earth is filled with iniquity through them, and I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou shalt make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without. 15 And thus shalt thou make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits: the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 Thou shalt make a window in the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish the top of it: and the door of the ark thou shalt set in the side: with lower, middle chambers, and third stories shalt thou make it. 17 Behold I will bring the waters of a great flood upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, under heaven. All things that are in the earth shall be consumed. 18 And I will establish my covenant with thee, and thou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons with thee. 19 And of every living creature of all flesh, thou shalt bring two of a sort into the ark, that they may live with thee: of the male sex, and the female. 20 Of fowls according to their kind, and of beasts in their kind, and of every thing that creepeth on the earth according to its kind; two of every sort shall go in with thee, that they may live.
Reading this reminds us of us doesn't it, a corrupted world. A world filled with iniquity. We read so much of changes taking place everyday all over the world. But one thing we have begun to see is the manner in which choices are made in regards to living against God. He was specific in making male and female in all manner of species. It was put to Noah to pair each life form to save. Without these pairs there would be nothing to start over. And supposing they were doing what seems to be happening now in our time. That doesn't bode well for our world now does it. We've had the chance to make things right and it seems to be headed in the wrong direction. Our wills have won and we have placed God's beneath our feet. We idolize money, material possessions, lust and many other things that are not part of God's plan for us. In order to see his countenance we are the one's who need to change the desires of our hearts. Like Noah is called to prepare an ark in order to preserve and save pairs of life, we are called to prepare our hearts as well.