Days of Noah
By Steve Crowley
“For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”
Matthew 24:37-39 (ESV)
Judgment is coming.
I find it interesting Matthew wrote the words, “they were unaware until the floods came.” I can only imagine that while Noah was building the Arch the people must have mocked him. They had no clue of what was to come or did they? Surely Noah explained why he was building the Ark. Noah had received instructions of not only how to build the Ark but God also told him why he was building it.
“So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”” Genesis 6:7 (ESV)
If God told Noah why he was building the Arc we can assume Noah shared with those mocking him. Yet Matthew says, “they were unaware” suggesting the people turned a deaf ear to the judgment to come. Are there many today who are turning a deaf ear to the judgment to come? Are we living in a time similar to the days of Noah?
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,” 2 Timothy 3:1-4 (ESV)
I have dubbed the craziness we are living in as wack a doddle days. It’s as if society, especially here in America, have gone crazy. Up is down and down is up. People have lost their way and the enemy is working overtime to get people to abandon their faith. Personally, I shake my head in disbelief at the things the media and even those in leadership are professing.
Judgment is coming.
“God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now He commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him. For He has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and He proved to everyone who this is by raising Him from the dead.”” Acts 17:30-31 (NLT)
Jesus is coming back and just as in the days of Noah, God will shut the door and all those who have not repented and turn to Jesus will face judgment.
““Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.””Revelation 22:12-13 (ESV)
Merciful and gracious Father, hallowed be Your name. Lord God, may our ears be open and our hearts be right for we know the days are few until Jesus comes back. Just like in the days of Noah, Your Word is clear, repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
Father, our heart felt prayer is for people from all nations to have the eyes of their hearts opened to the reality of judgment and to open their hearts to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Jesus first came to seek and to save that what was lost and to proclaim salvation through His saving grace. Lord, may Your light shine brightly as to wake up those with hardened hearts, least they find themselves outside the Ark of salvation in the day to come. May You use us to share the love of Jesus by sharing our testimonies in this darkened world.
Father, we pray prayers of hope that those who are blind may see, those who are lost may be found. We humbly ask in the name above all names, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.