Today's Reading: Genesis 7-8
Key Verse: 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."
According to the dimensions given by God to Noah, the ark was about 450 feet long (the length of 1 1/2 football fields), 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. There were only eight human passengers. I'm told that the Chinese character for "safety" depicts eight people in a boat.
According to the Bible, the world as we know it will again be destroyed. Next time, the ark will be big enough to hold many more than eight people.
God has provided a way, through Jesus, whereby all who receive Him as Saviour and Lord will be saved. Noah must have wept as he considered the fate of others, but there was nothing he could do.
There is something we can do! It's our job to invite everyone into the Ark.
Jesus is the Ark of safety!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, again and again You invited people to come to You and You promised that You would receive all who come (John 6:37). Please Lord, grant me the honour of telling someone today about Your invitation, and may I urge people to decide today to come into the eternal safety that You have provided. Amen!
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