By Published On: 14th March, 2023Categories: Law/Covenant0 Comments on Law / Covenant 03 Noahide 1482 words2.4 min read
We are all familiar with the story of Noah, the flood and the ark to some extent, yet how much of the true story and its impact do we really know? We may have some perception of God’s promise after the flood, but how much of that promise do we understand, and what of the story before the flood?
Genesis 6:13-22, “13 And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. 15 And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. 16 You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17 And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. 18 But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. 21 And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.” 22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.”
It is worth noting that God found that the earth was filled with violence because of all flesh (human and animal), and it became necessary for Him to bring that violence to an end. From these verses it is clear that God made a covenant with Noah to preserve him and his family from the flood to come, but you will notice that Noah had to DO “according to all that God commanded him”. This means that the promise of God regarding Noah’s salvation was dependent on Noah fulfilling the conditions God set. Had Noah not done so, we can only speculate on the eventual outcome, but perhaps it would now be called Alfie’s Ark. God would definitely have executed His plan to flood the world, destroying all flesh, though keeping a remnant for the replenishing.

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