Amid a wicked generation, God gave Noah instructions to build an ark. There had been no water poured out on the earth at that time. Even though Noah didn’t know the purpose of an ark, he obeyed God. While the world around him was increasing in evil ways, Noah remained righteous and walked with God.
We, too, are righteous and strong in the Lord in the midst of evil. We are in the world, but not of the world. For us, the ark is Jesus Christ our Lord. Interestingly, Noah means “rest.” We find our rest in our ark, the Christ. When we rest in our place of safety in Him, the enemy tries to disturb our faith and disrupt our peace.
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 invite everyone, as the Lord leads, to “Come into the ark.” We tell them about the saving grace of our Lord. The Lord is calling all of us to “rest in Him,” 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.’ ”