Daily Bible Reading “Noah’s Ark” (Genesis 6:14-22)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 6:14-22. In this portion of chapter six God gives Noah the instructions to build the ark. The LORD tells Noah to make himself an ark of gopher wood. He instructs him to make rooms in the ark and to pitch it inside and out, which would make it waterproof.

God even gave Noah the dimensions that he was to make the ark. He told Noah to make the ark 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high.

God also instructed Noah to put a window in the top of the ark. The window was to be one cubit. He told Noah to put the door in the side of the ark with second and third stories in the ark.

This was a big boat. Can you imagine how long it took Noah to build such a boat?

God told Noah that he was going to flood the earth and destroy all flesh and every living thing on the earth would perish.

God established a covenant with Noah that he, his wife, sons, and sons’ wives would be safe from the flood by taking refuge in the ark.

He also instructed Noah to bring two of every living thing into the ark, one male and one female of each to keep them alive for the future. Noah was to include fowls of every kind, cattle, and every creeping thing, two of every sort.

Noah also had to include food for his family and all the animals inside the ark to feed them during this time. Noah trusted God completely. He followed God’s instructions and did everything that the LORD commanded him to do. He had a great faith in God in order to carry out this enormous task. Has God ever asked you to do something that seemed impossible?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 6:14-22

14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

 

Things to think about:

  • Can you imagine building a boat large enough to house all your family and all the animals?
  • What are some reasons God would spare one man and his family from the flood?
  • Can you imagine being the caregiver for all the animals in a boat during this time?
  • What kind of faith did it take for Noah to follow God’s instructions explicitly?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we study this passage we are amazed at the whole idea of the ark and only one family being spared. It is also astonishing to think of one family taking care of all the animals during the flood so they could be spared. No doubt Noah was a great man of faith to follow Your instructions as he did. Help us to have faith like Noah to do anything You ask of us, knowing that what You instruct us is for our own good. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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