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

Why was Noah safe in the ark?

We have looked at three reasons in answer to our question:

  1. God shut him in.
  2. God designed the ark in such a way to withstand all the pressure and
  3. The whole ark was covered with pitch. No water could come in.

Today we will look at the last reason why he was safe. He was safe because God was there with him.

Genesis 7:1 "And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation."

God was inside the ark with Noah. This is illustrated by the word 'Come'. If He wasn't there with them He would have said 'Go in', but no, He said 'Come in'. One only says 'come in' if you are already inside. We typically tell visitors to come in when they arrive at our house. We open the door, step back and let them inside with us. Or we tell people to 'Come', we summon them and walk with them. Jesus Himself told his disciples to come and follow Him. And here God tells Noah to come in. He was therefore with him inside.

The same goes for Jesus today. He is always with us. No trouble can come to us, because Jesus is there with us. Don't even bother with the problems on the outside. Jesus is mightier than anything we can ever encounter. Nothing can separate us from Him or draw us away from His Presence. He is there with us and will always be there for us, no matter what happens!

Jesus shuts us in, He covers us and He is always with us. The plan of salvation is so perfect, that we can weather any storm, nothing can take our salvation from us. It is safe in God's Hands. We are safe and we will be with God forever and ever due to the gift of salvation we received.

Romans 8:1 - 4 "So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses could not save us, because of our sinful nature. But God put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent His own Son in a human body like ours, except that ours are sinful. God destroyed sin's control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the requirement of the law would be fully accomplished for us who no longer follow our sinful nature, but instead follow the Spirit."

Yes, follow the Spirit. He knows best and will guide you where you need to be. But know always, your salvation is safe, Jesus covers you.

Thank you God that we can look forward to spending eternity with You. We cannot wait. Thank you that we can experience a part of You here on earth already. In Jesus Name. Amen



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