You know the story, one of the most well-known Biblical disasters of all time – Noah’s ark and the great flood.
We learned from Genesis 7 that:
- God brought on the great flood to destroy the world
- and the rainbow appeared in the ending.
But, there is more to this Bible study lesson from Genesis as you will see below.
The Great Flood and Noah’s Ark – “The Rain Fell”
Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth.
Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood.
Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground, there went into the ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
It came about after the seven days, that the water of the flood came upon the earth.
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. – Genesis 7:6-12 NASB
How Big was Noah’s Ark?
It has been estimated that somewhere near 45,000 animals could possibly have been housed in the ark. This encompassed every creature who lived during the time of Noah.
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Although it is amazing that all these animals could fit inside the ark, even more astounding is the fact that all the animals peacefully came and boarded without much of a problem.
Could it be that they were just following God’s command?
A Story of Noah’s Obedience
You see, Noah did his part in obeying God by building the ark (at the expense of ridicule and insults from his neighbors).
And yes, God took care of the extraordinary task of bringing in all the animals and creating the rain.
There is an important lesson for us to learn from this tragic Biblical disaster.
Many times, we ask God to help us accomplish something He has asked us to do and then spend countless hours grueling over uncontrollable details instead of keeping the main goal in mind.
Naturally, the project goes unfinished because we did not follow God’s lead.
The Great Flood Confirms — Nothing is Too Big for God
If we will just concentrate on building our “ark” and trust that God will take care of the rest then we can accomplish some awesome things.
Projects which we believe to be monumental or beyond our meager means will be surprisingly simple if we will only allow God to use His unabashed power.
God made a promise to Noah — He also works in our lives!
So, let’s follow the example of Noah, do the tasks God asks us to do and allow Him to work through us.
He can handle it.
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Just a side note” I found this amazing video about Noah by the gospel group; The Jubalaires from the 1940s. This is well worth watching!
I hope this lesson about Noah’s Ark and the great flood tweaked your interest about what God can do in your life. He works things out when we trust Him. But, the key word is “Trust“.