THE FEAR OF THE LORD
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that the intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5
God created Adam and Eve to be His earthly family, to be fruitful and multiply and fill the world with their offspring, but from the time of their sin against Him up until the time he destroyed the world, mankind was separated from their heavenly Father. Sin had entered God's creation, defiling it and hardening the hearts of all mankind!
God was sorry He made man and decided to destroy all of mankind and every living thing on the planet because of their wickedness. In order to preserve a people for Himself He chose Noah and His family to ride out the storm of His wrath and re-populate the world in an ark which was a type and shadow of Jesus, in other words to be in Christ is to be safe from God's wrath!
As Noah obeyed God and built the ark he preached to the people that judgment was coming, the end of all things, just as it is today. But they didn't listen and mocked the crazy old man building a boat in the desert. Imagine their faces as the door of their salvation closed and it began to rain and then all hell broke loose and the world was destroyed with a flood of God's righteous judgment!
"For as the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, "and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." Matthew 24:38,39
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin