I didn’t see the latest Hollywood effort at portraying the Biblical account of Noah and the Ark. Between the special effects and their need to sensationalize, I just didn’t bother going. But I’ve been thinking about the actual happenings between Noah and the Lord God. And I’m left with a great list of life lessons. I hope you enjoy considering them as I do.
1. When you don’t want to swim, walk with God.
These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9
2. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, God may ask you to do something really big.
Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth. Genesis 7:6
3. Don’t miss the boat.
On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, Genesis 7:13
4. Just because you’re having what seems like a good time doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences.
they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:27
God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. Genesis 6:12–13
5. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household…” Genesis 7:1 – “For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights…” Genesis 7:4
6. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. Hebrews 11:7
7. When building for God, follow directions.
Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did. Genesis 6:22
8. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life. Genesis 7:15
9. Build your future on high ground.
In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:4
“Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. “Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” Genesis 8:16–17
10. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.
I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. Genesis 9:13
11. Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
No Bible references here… just a random conclusion.
12. When you’re stressed, float a while.
Again, just an observation.
13. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
Just goes to show the results of those willing to be faithful believers rather than those who are arrogant disbelievers.
14. Remember, we’re all in the same boat.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
15. If your life seems like a never ending rainstorm, get on board with Jesus.
that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation… for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9,10,13
Think about it…