Daily Bible Reading “The Rains Came” (Genesis 7:1-12)

Genesis 7 aThe Rains Came

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 7:1-12. In chapter seven we see that the LORD told Noah for him and his household to go into the ark. Noah was chosen because he had been righteous before God in his generation.

The LORD instructed Noah to take with him in the ark every clean beast by sevens, both male and female: and of the beasts that are not clean by two, both male and female. He also told Noah to take the fowls of the air by sevens, both male and female. He did this in order to keep seed alive on the earth.

The LORD warned Noah that in seven days he would cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. The LORD said that every living thing that He had made would be destroyed from the face of the earth.

Noah did exactly as the LORD commanded him. Noah, his wife, his sons, and their wives went into the ark because the flood waters were about to come. They also loaded up the clean beasts, the unclean beasts, the fowls, and every creeping thing upon the earth, two by two into the ark, the male and female of each kind, as God commanded Noah. Wonder how Noah and his family felt as they loaded the ark? Wonder what the rest of the people thought as they saw Noah loading the ark?

After seven days flood waters came upon the earth, exactly like the LORD told Noah they would. It was the 600th year of Noah’s life, in the second month of the year, on the 17th day of the month, when the fountains of the deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened and the rain began to fall. The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. Can you imagine being stuck in the ark for forty days and forty nights with all the animals?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 7:1-12

1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

 

Things to think about:

  • Who did God tell Noah he could take with him in the ark?
  • How many of each kind of animal did God tell Noah to take in the ark?
  • How long did it rain during the flood?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we study this passage we see that Noah and his family along with the animals were loading into the ark as You instructed them to do. Help us to have the kind of faith Noah did and follow Your instructions as he did. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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