In the midst of a wicked generation, Noah found grace in the sight of God. God gave him instructions to build an ark. Noah didn’t even know the purpose of an ark. There had never been any water poured out on the earth at that time. In obedience to God, while the world around him was increasing in evil ways, Noah remained righteous and walked with God.
We are in the world, but not of the world. We, too, are righteous and strong in the Lord in the midst of evil. For us, the ark is Jesus Christ our Lord. We are righteous because we are in Him, and He is in us. As sin abounds, grace abounds much more. Noah means “rest.” We find our rest in our ark, the Christ. Evil cannot destroy us because of our position in Him; we have received eternal life.
The Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark.” He didn’t say, “Go into the ark,” which meant He was calling Him into a place where He was dwelling Himself. As the world is dealing with so much darkness, we tell everyone, as the Lord leads, “Come into the ark.” We tell them about the saving grace of our Lord. We invite people into a place where they see us dwell; a place of safety, love and glory. As we have received the Lord, we walk with Him, entering into a deeper relationship. The Lord is calling all of us, “come into the ark,” from glory to glory!
Genesis 7:1 “Then the LORD said to Noah, ‘Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.’ ”