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Image from Ark Encounter

I have started my devotions and this year I will be reading through the Bible chronologically. So far I am still in Genesis and today I was reading about Noah’s ark and it is always a reminder to me about Salvation. The ark was part of God’s plan for salvation for the world in the time of coming judgment just as Christ is the vessel of salvation for God’s coming judgment.  In the ark we have the picture of God’s mercy. God could have destroyed all of mankind without giving them any opportunity to repent and accept his Salvation, but instead he allowed for 120 years of preaching to tell the world of the coming judgment. God is still patient and merciful:

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

God had Noah prepare the ark as a means of salvation and God also prepared his Son before the foundation of the world (Eph 1:3-7) to be a vessel perfect and pure for salvation. When God instructed Noah to build the ark he told him to put only one door in the ark (Gen. 6:16) and when it comes to salvation there is only one door, Jesus Christ (John 14:6) the only way. What a wonderful picture the ark is for us and a great reminder that Christ is merciful and patient.



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