Monday, October 24, 2016
Noah and the great flood!
In Gen,6 v 11 we read; "Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
The flood of Noah devastated the world Noah once lived in.
After the waters receded, and Noah and his family left the Ark, God commanded the survivors to "spread out, and fill the earth" (Genesis 9:7 KJV).
Unfortunately, the people of the day chose not to obey God.
Nearly two hundred years after the flood, the descendants of Noah began to multiply in great numbers.
From the time of the flood to the great rebellion against God at the tower of Babel, 300 years had passed.
While 300 years may seem like a long time, one has to take into account that Noah lived 350 years after the flood.
Gen 7 v 6 we read: " Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth."
Gen 9 v 28-29 "Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died."
NOAH WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN NIMROD REBELLED AGAINST GOD!
That really surprised me....I had just "assumed" that Noah would have died a long time before that....but, as I said, 300 years might seem a long time to us, but Noah lived for another 350 years after the flood.
Can you imagine how Noah must have felt? All the people who were alive were his descendants.
They had all heard of the great flood, if Noah was still alive his three sons would have been too.....they would have told their children over and over how God had saved them from “the great flood”
Noah's grandson Cush was one of these early patriarchs; the one who became a leader of many.
He did not want to follow God's commandment of "fill the earth," but strove for the opposite - he wanted to bring all of the people together. He began to unite everyone into one huge nation; Even though he had heard the story of the great flood and why.....
He still wanted to be in charge - all centred at the Tower of Babel. The Bible gives us little information about Cush, Nimrod, and the Tower itself. (You'd think he would have learned his lesson, from the flood, as to what God could and would do)
We don't read too much about him though, As we read in Genesis 10:8, Cush was the father of Nimrod - and that's about all.
We all worry about our children and or grandchildren, following the world as it were.....but like Noah and lots of others
in the Bible, we have to trust God with them all.
It happened so soon after the flood.....Noah must have been very disappointed.