God is in undisputed control of His creation.
The LORD destroyed all living things – execution through His judgement.
Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive – salvation through His grace.
This is a very sobering passage of Scripture. At the same time, it is a passage that brings great hope.
Through the ark we see salvation, provision, security, protection, and guidance. We see the rest promised through faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We see the renewal of the born again life. We see the commission to go out into His earth with His words of life and fruitfulness.
What Noah heard, saw, and experienced compelled him to worship the LORD by faith.
In response to His grace, may you present yourself as a living sacrifice to God, trusting that He will remake you in His image.
(Heb 11:7; Mat 11:25-30; Heb 3:16-4:13; Mrk 16:15; Rom 12:1-2)