In “don’t miss the boat” Jefferson Vann shares how Noah’s ark represents the cross of Christ.
Gen 6:13 (CSB) —
Then God said to Noah, “I have decided to put an end to every creature, for the earth is filled with wickedness because of them; therefore I am going to destroy them along with the earth.
The Bible reveals a sovereign God who makes decisions fairly, but retains the right to destroy any creature who rebels against him. He is not prohibited from cleansing his creation of anything or anyone who chooses to defile the universe.
The story of the flood reminds us that we are dependent upon God for the continuation of these mortal lives he has given us. The gospel tells us that he has made a way for us to live again. But we should be careful not to assume that immortality is a given.
Immortality is promised to those who trust Christ as a gift, bought by his precious blood. The same God who sovereignly removed the defiled lives with the flood in Noah’s is still capable of destroying today. The only hope for rescue from his coming wrath is the cross of Jesus Christ. Like Noah’s ark, it is the only escape. Don’t miss the boat!
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