Posted by: biblestudyseattle | December 5, 2013

The days of Noah

“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:37-39

“And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.” Luke 17:26-30

Most people see that when Jesus returns, things will be going on as usual: marrying, buying, etc. But they also speculate that the world will be very corrupt. This is true to a point, but we have to remember that The Lord is not literally going to send a flood again. “I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.” Genesis 9:11. Neither is the corruption exactly as it was in Noah’s day.

What will become apparent in a couple centuries is that people will not thoroughly understand until it’s all over. “And they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away.” Verse 39. It will take 370 years until the flood takes everyone away, still very future to us. What is interesting is that many people do not like this long 370 year process of cleansing the earth. They want it completed in their lifetime! But isn’t that making God in our image? We must be humble to take God’s plan just as He lays it out for us in scripture. “Not my will, but Yours be done.” Luke 22:42


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