4. Why Noah was safe in the ark (3)

Why was Noah safe in the ark? We have been pondering this question over the past two weeks and have come up with the following two answers:

  1. Because God shut him in and
  2. Because God designed the ark to withstand all the pressure.

Today we will look at the third reason why Noah was safe. He was safe because the ark was covered with pitch.

We have briefly looked at it, but basically the whole ark was covered with pitch. It was a total covering. No drop of water could enter through it. You have most probably seen water that has fallen on a tar road? It doesn't go through the tar, like it would through ground. No, it stays there until the sun causes the water to evaporate, or it flows off the tar into the ground. It never goes through tar. There is therefore no way that the water could have entered the ark, it was totally covered with pitch.

And so we are too. Jesus covers us completely. All of us are covered with His blood. There is not a single part of you that were not atoned for. He did it once and for all. We don't have to atone for our sins every time we sin like the Israelites had to do with all their offerings they had to bring. No, we don't have to bring offerings. We have absolute liberty and freedom.

However we sometimes still think we do need to bring some sort of offering. I have heard Christians speak that way. They feel that they have to help someone to obtain favor from God, or they have to give their money to obtain their salvation or they feel that they have to attend church to be able to be reconciled with God or they have to be part of the churches' activities otherwise God might be angry with them. The list of modern day offerings can go on and on. And though all these things are good things to do, at the end of the day you would most probably want to do them because of your love for God, but you don't have to. Christ's blood is enough. His blood is enough to obtain salvation and reconciliation with God. There is nothing you can do to earn it, He covers you completely. Nothing you can do will ever be good enough.

Incidentally, when the Israelites brought their offerings to the priests, the priests examined the offering to make sure that it was according to the requirement, perfect and without blemish or fault. The priests didn't examine the people and asked what they did and examined their hearts. No, they examined the offering. And today the offering, the perfect offering was Jesus Himself. He was faultless, sinless and without any blemish. And today when God 'examines' the Blood Offering, He finds that it is perfect, He doesn't look to us and examines us, because we are covered with Christ's blood. He doesn't see us, but He sees Christ, because we are totally covered by Him.

What a wonderful plan of salvation You designed Lord. Thank you for covering us with the blood of Jesus. We are grateful for it and accept it in our lives. We will never be good enough on our own, but thank you that we can be good enough with Jesus covering us. In Jesus Name. Amen

2 comments for “4. Why Noah was safe in the ark (3)”

  1. Gravatar of Madel  FourieMadel Fourie
    Posted Friday, 27 January 2012 at 8:41:08 AM

    It is so good to be reminded that we don't have to have a checklist to be a Christian!

  2. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Friday, 27 January 2012 at 12:55:10 PM

    All I can say, is "Thank You Lord"!

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