There was a time on the earth when all the wicked were destroyed. At the flood, everybody that was not found on the ark was swallowed up in the waters. The people on the boat had a heart for God. God made a covenant with them because of their devotion to Him. There were many sacrifices made up to the Lord for He was most important. They had faith in His promises. They knew of God’s commandments and obeyed them. It is because they came to know the Lord, is the reason they were saved. The wicked lived a life contrary to God. They built up wealth on earth. They worshiped many different gods. They lusted after the flesh. Immorality was running rampant among them. People were so contrary to God that He had to send a flood to wipe them out. He could see that no matter what Noah and other prophets had to say, they wouldn’t listen. Their hearts weren’t open to godly things. Therefore they died and will one day be judged for their deeds on earth. Their sins will be carried upon their heads. How sad is it to think of all the lives wasted on this earth. If they just knew the importance of God, they could have been so much happier. If they could’ve just looked past themselves and opened their hearts, lives could have been changed. Jesus has power to transform the lives of anyone that comes to Him. Even the lost can be chosen before the Lord. His mercy extends to all that confesses and forsakes their sins before Him.
The Lord will one day return to the earth at His Second Coming. Just like in Noah’s time, all the wicked will be destroyed off the earth. The Lord will gather all those that are found worthy before Him. He will be looking at our hearts when He returns. If we truly accepted Him as Lord and Savior then we will be saved. To accept Jesus into our hearts means to make Him the highest priority in our lives. We sacrifice our time to live a life for Him. We willingly take up our cross and follow Him. We trust in God with all our heart. We love to pray and worship the Lord. We give Him the highest praise. His Word lives in our hearts. We obey His commandments because of our love for God. It is in our nature to do His will. Love flows through our veins for others. We seek after the lost so that many will be saved. If you know anyone that has left the Lord or lives contrary to His will seek after them. Share the love of God with them. There may be a lot of people that won’t listen to the Lord’s message but there will be some that will. How amazing it is when the lost come to Christ. Give up your life and come to Jesus. It is only through God’s grace that we can be saved. Jesus didn’t deserve death but He died that we might live. Oh Lord, thank You for the cross. You found me and had mercy. I will follow You wherever you lead me. I fall to my knees to worship You. I love You, Lord.
17 And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die.
18 But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.