Chapter 7 begins the account of the flood. I’ve read many commentaries and sermons on this passage and often much energy is placed on the scientific, environmental and historical evidence for the validity of a world wide flood. I’ve found I’m not able to answer every question associated with the flood and the current affairs of science. I’m a rather simple minded guy who takes things at face value. The New Testament writers took it as Moses recorded it and it seems Jesus did too. I believe it, but I cannot offer any facts the provide certainty.

But there are some things you can be certain of in the Story. While God is not concerned to give us detailed info on geography or meteorology or paleontology, He is concerned with showing us what kind of man or woman God saves.

Hebrews tells us that Noah “by faith” having been warned by God of coming destruction took the prescribed action that God gave him. Noah became “certain” of what he could not see (Hebrews 11:1b) and that was salvation for himself and his family. It’s simple, Noah believed God! He didn’t demand scientific evidence, historical, geographical, meteorological, paleontological, or any other kind of evidence. He simply believed God.

The Cross is our Ark. God warns us of the judgment we are to face and calls us all into its protective shadow. God promises to save the men and women who take Him at His word.