Noah went on about his business. Although he never grew weary of people inquiring about his boat they would not take the time to hear him preach about righteousness. He delighted in proclaiming to people why he had undertaken such a project and what it would be used to accomplish. He knew they laughed and made light of him, and he was aware that “crazy” was one of the nicer terms they used to describe him. He had set time aside to preach to them, but he had also resigned himself to the knowledge that while few would listen, maybe the only way he would reach them is if he took time daily during his work to answer their questions.
Noah often spoke of rain. The people had no concept of what rain was or what it did. How could they just believe in something they had never seen? It was not just belief in rain itself, it was the nearly laughable argument that it would over-take the world in destruction.
Giving no heed to Noah, nor his warnings, the world continued on just as they always had. The lived, they lived vibrantly, eating, drinking, and marrying. They watched Noah labor, and they laughed. Noah continued faithfully building his boat. He continued living faithfully, a witness to all those who scorned him, preparing for rain.
As Noah finished his ark and entered in, a great sound from the sky filled the earth, then a great streak of light raced across the heavens. A drop of water fell to the ground. Silence followed for a moment. What was happening?
Matthew:24:37: But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
The story above is eerily similar to where we are today. Can you see and feel the similarities? Consider the following verses:
Matthew:24:38: For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Matthew:24:39: And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
2Peter:3:3: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Peter:3:4: And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
There must be a sense of urgency to reach out today to any and all who will listen. I’m afraid the storm clouds are gathering. Praise God, I’m waiting on the lightning!
Lu:17:24: For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
To Jesus be the glory, for He is truly worthy!