Daily Bible Reading “The Flood” (Genesis 7:13-24)

Genesis 7The Flood

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 7:13-24.  Noah, and Shem, Ham, Japheth, the sons of Noah, Noah’s wife, and the wives of his three sons went with them, into the ark.

Along with them came every beast after his kind, all the cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

They all went into the ark with Noah, two by two, male and female, of all flesh that had the breath of life as God commanded him. The LORD shut the door of the ark so Noah, his family, and all the animals would be protected from the flood.

The flood rains fell for forty days on the earth; the flood waters increased daily, and the water became so dense it bare the weight of the ark, and the ark was lifted up above the earth and floated on top of the water.

The water became so deep on the earth that all the mountains were covered. The water was fifteen cubits or more deep.

Every living thing that was on the face of the earth was destroyed, including man, cattle, creeping things, and the fowl of the sky. Everything that had received the breath of life and everything that lived on dry land, died.

Noah and those who were in the ark with him were the only creatures who remained alive. The waters covered the earth for 150 days.

Water is a powerful force. If you’ve ever seen an area that has been flooded out, you know some of the devastation it can cause. We had a flood last year in our area. It was nothing like the flood of Noah’s day, but it caused so much damage. There were roads, bridges, and dams that were washed away. There were people who lost their homes. There were also some people who lost their lives in the flood. Even with all the devastation our state had it was nothing compared to the loss of this flood.

Surely, Noah and his family were grateful to God for sparing their lives, but they must have also been grieved by what was going on outside of the ark. They had no idea what the future held, but they trusted God to carry them through it all. The fact that God spared their lives and the lives of the animals in the ark showed that God had plans for the future.


Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 7:13-24

13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.


Things to think about:

  • Can you begin to comprehend the devastation of this flood?
  • How do you think Noah and his family felt?
  • Think about how this must have grieved God.


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this passage and learn about all the devastation of Noah’s day, it is hard for us to comprehend. Even though we have seen floods in our region of the world, it is nothing compared to the flood in Noah’s time. We can only imagine some of the emotions that Noah and his family felt during this time. Help us to know, in spite of this, that You love us and only want the best for our lives. Give us strength to face the trials that come our way. Help us to live for You no matter what the future holds. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


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