July 10, 2022
Scripture Passage: Genesis 6:5-14
In Genesis 6, God was brokenhearted over the gross and numerous sins of Noah’s generation. The same sins committed then are being committed today. As God warned Noah’s generation, He has warned ours, as well.
As Noah, an unsinkable saint, found grace before God and provision from the flood, so can we find His grace and be saved from the wrath to come.
Genesis 6 reminds us that grace provides a Savior: Noah’s ark is a picture of Jesus Christ.
Genesis 6:14 says, “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.”
Scripture notes the security of this ark Noah was instructed to build, made of incorruptible material, with sufficient room for everyone aboard. Shaped like a coffin, sealed shut by the Almighty Himself, this boat’s only window was placed above, so Noah would remain Heavenly-minded. God provided for Noah’s every need in His sovereign timing.
Adrian Rogers says, “When you come to Jesus, you not only have security and sufficiency but also shelter and substance.”
Grace provides salvation: Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (See Genesis 6:8.) This is the first mention of grace in the Bible.
As Ephesians 2:8 reminds us, we are “saved by grace, through faith.” Noah and his family had to take the step of faith onto the ark, just as we have to put our faith in Jesus Christ.
Grace provides security: we are saved by grace and kept by grace.
God sealed Noah into the ark, just as we are sealed by Jesus Christ in our salvation. We may stumble and fall within the ark, but the door is sealed shut: if we are Christians, there is no falling off the Good Ship Grace.
Adrian Rogers says, “Security is not in a place; security is in a Person, and His name is Jesus.”
The ark was the safest place for Noah to be because God was in the ark; if the ark had gone down, God would have gone down, too.
God is still in the ark; may we enter in before His wrath is poured out once again.
Are you sealed in the ark of Jesus Christ—saved by grace, through faith? Don’t let another day go by without confirming it in your heart.