” Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I see that you are just in this generation. “Genesis 7:1
Noah was a just man, blameless among the people of his time, a man who walked with God. He was the father of three sons; Shem, Ham and Japheth. He went into the ark with his children, his sons’ wives and his wife to escape the flood. Noah, the believer was a person who willingly entered into God’s plan and cooperated with him in the salvation of the world.
The story of the flood is recalled in several places in the New Testament; neither did he pardon the ancient world when he unleashed the waters of the flood upon the world of the wicked people but protected only Noah (2 Peter 2:5). This story of the flood teaches us that God wants to renew our sinful world. The need of a process of purification to revise not only our evil habits but even the very roots of our culture.
God’s blessing on Noah and his children serves as a commentary on the previous promise. He said to them, ” Be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. ” (Genesis 9:1) Man is confirmed in his role as steward of creation.
God was making a covenant with Noah and his descendants after them. He said, ” This is the sign of the covenant I make between me and you . . . . . when I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember the covenant between me and you . . . . . , This is the sign of the covenant I have made between me and all that has life on the earth. ” (Genesis 9:12-17)
Those who walk with God, always reach their destination.