Monday, June 30, 2014

NOAH’S ARK

Today’s Reading: Genesis 7-8

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Did you know that the Bible notes 80 species of mammals, 25 kinds of birds, 8 reptiles and 12 insects?

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!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

A former 100 Huntley Street TV host, Lorna Dueck, reminded me, as she helped me learn how to do a blog, that I had instructed her that we must never let a day go by on television without giving an invitation for people to respond to the call to be saved. All those wonderful people who answer our Prayer Line at 1-866-273-4444 are prepared to lead people to assurance of their eternal salvation. June 15th, 1977, was the first day we had telephones available for immediate response. Don Osborne signaled to me from across the studio that the first person had just given their life to Christ on one of our 30 telephones. I said, “Everything is paid for now, because one soul is worth more than the whole world!”

Yours very, very, very truly,

David

P.S. Below is a photo from the famous “Noah” stage production at the Millennium Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. My son Ron and his wife Ann take coach tour groups there every year. Currently, the production is a new one called “Moses.” If you’re interested in more information about this year’s tour, click here.

14 thoughts on “Monday, June 30, 2014

  1. God never leads us where He cannot keep us. His grace is always sufficient for us in any and every circumstance of life. Have a great day!

  2. Saw Moses this pass May and it was fantastic but my favorite still is Norah.
    I am so pleased to have the opportunity to go to Lancaster and enjoy these quality biblical plays. Blessings Irene

  3. So who were the “sons of God” that were inter-marrying with the daughters of man?
    Is this the source of the wickedness that caused God to hit the “reset” button and start again?

  4. “Everything is paid for now, because one soul is worth more than the whole world!” That is really IT!! So deep it crushes any little portion of hardness of heart. Words from God’s heart to you, to us! Thank you for sharing that story David!! May God help me to see through His eyes these very things each day & continue to ask to be used for His glory to bring more souls into Jesus’ ark. Thank you for your faithfulness & your family & helper’s faithfulness which spills over to all of us who read this blog & are spurred on. God bless you & extend the tent pegs more & more.

  5. According to the commentary, “Day unto Day” written by Nizar Shaheen on the Old Testament, Pg. 13, “Wickedness spread throughout the land as the “Sons of God” took as wives the “daughters of men”. The most likely interpretation for this is that the men from the godly line of Seth corrupted themselves by not keeping pure and seperate from the sinful and worldly line of Cain, … from the offspring came giants who ruled with great strength and who led the people into sin and ultimate ruin. The earth was filled with violence and evil.”
    God is so good and He can turn things around as you said in your commentary David if we call on His name, repent, love Him and serve Him. He can do great things in our families as well. Just had my niece and family home this past week who are pastoring in northern New York. God bless you saints!

  6. The story of Noah was fascinating as a small child, and still us today!

    Every day God’s Word enlightens as we read, and every day there is something new. Re gifting is not popular, but we have The Greatest Gift to give away…….let’s have the opportunity to give it to someone today…….that Jesus loves them and there is still room in the ark!!!!

    Blessings everyone!

  7. I read in a pamphlet by Chuck Missler that when the Passover occurred God instructed Moses to make that month, Nisan that beginning of all months, so a new calendar, a religious one was established, where Nisan is the first month, but before that, during Noah’s time, the civil calendar Nisan was the the seventh month. Scripture tells us the ark settled on dry land and the flood was over, was the seventh month ( Nisan) on the seventeenth day. In the New Testament we know Christ was crucified at the Passover, specified to occur in Scripture on the 14th of Nisan. Jesus rose three days later, fourteen plus three equals seventeen. So basically Christ rose from the dead on the anniversary of the earth’s new beginning back then and our new beginning in Christ. Not a coincidence and once again shows no detail in the Bible is unimportant- especially dates

  8. God has provided a way, through Jesus, whereby all who receive Him as Saviour and Lord will be saved. Amen!

    Dear Saints, please hold up my cousin, Bobby, in prayer; having recently had further surgery for pancreatic cancer; he awaits chemotherapy. Bob, know how much you are loved and that all your family and friends are holding you up in prayer. Saints, please bring Bob’s prayer needs before our great and mighty physician Saviour and healer, to ease his pain and to regain his step with right prayer and relationship with God. We bow before You, dear Lord, on bended knee. For You are all powerful! In the sanctity of the Holy Spirit, and in Jesus’ precious name, we pray to You, amen, amen, and amen. I love you, Bobby.

  9. Dear Rev. David M.
    Noah and you have so much in common when it comes to being obedient to the Lord.
    Our Heavenly Father could not bear to witness the downfall , the ugliness of mankind . But found a remenent of His Righteousness in Noah and His family . So thank you Heavenly Father for first recreating Your creation, earth and starting all over again. If that wasn’t enough, You also later gave us the greatest gift of all: Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour, our Messaiah, our King, our precious and final lamb.
    Let us bring the good news to all that we come across in Jesus’ precious name, Amen and Amen.

    Happy Canada Day tomorrow everyone! God bless you all,

    Carolexxx

    P.S.: Keeping Bobby under prayer

  10. The photo of Noah’s arc, what a realistic reproduction of what it must have looked like! thank you for sharing.

    Every time I read that part of Genesis, I wander whether Noah’s wife, sons and daughter’s in-law were in the Ark because she was his wife and they were Noah’s children?

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