Man was wicked, evil, violent, and corrupt.
The LORD became grieved of heart.
Man’s disposition would not stop.
So God said, “Destroy them, I must.”
“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”
And so God instructed him to build a boat.
A boat so long, so wide, so high, that animals and birds might remain alive.
Noah obeyed and moved in faith.
His labor was long, 120 years long, but so was his faith…and God was pleased.
Saw. Hammer. Pitch (inside and out). Preach he also did for 120 long, long years.
The boat now finished, God told him to enter. And so he did with his wife and six others.
Animals unclean, two by two, and animals clean by seven went in too.
And the LORD shut them in.
The earth cracked. Water gushed. The windows of heaven began to erupt.
For forty days and forty nights the waters unleashed a worldwide flood.
The water went up. Higher, higher, higher! Every mountain was completely covered.
The globe became a watery grave.
Thus…All. Flesh. Died. Man so wicked, evil, violent, and corrupt was dead, gone.
“Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.”
And the boat for 150 days merely bobbed on the surface of the water.
“Then God remembered Noah…”
The water went down. Lower, lower, lower! The ark rested on the peak of Ararat.
A raven first, then a dove, confirmed that new life and dry ground had begun to sprout.
On God’s command, Noah and his family, and all the animals, exited the ark.
And upon dirt so fresh, Noah built an altar. He and his family worshiped the LORD…and the LORD was pleased.