Many of us have seen the movie and may feel that Russell Crowe was a compelling Noah. Whether the producers took liberties with the script can always be debated. But the facts are: Noah built an ark and eight humans, along with many animals were saved. Also, Noah preached rain and flood as he and his family continued to build seventy years—until the day they entered the ark and the Creator himself shut the door.
Imagine the faith necessary for this assignment. Never had it rained, yet you are assigned to construct a mammoth boat in the vision of self-proclaimed comedians and actual violent men. You see evidence of physical violence daily and probably experience yourself daily mental harassment before your loved ones—your family; your wife, sons and their wives. Yet, with a strong faith in God you continue.
Why didn’t the rest of his family or the family of his son’s wives enter the ark too? Could it have been the peer pressure of not appearing foolish?
Well, we need not to go back into history to place ourselves in their shoes for Matthew 24:37-39 says:
“For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be.”
The difference between time periods is this: When Noah exited the Ark, the world eventually became filled again with violence. Isn’t that where we are today? However, after the Great Day of God Almighty, never again will violence and suffering enter the earth.* Man will have the opportunity to live forever in paradise, not die off as Noah did.
Yet, the opportunity to talk with Noah himself; share survival experiences can be yours as the Bible foretells a resurrection back to earth, of both ‘righteous’ persons, such as Noah and his family and ‘unrighteous’ people—those who didn’t know Jehovah, so didn’t follow Bible principles.* They will be allowed the opportunity, under beautiful peaceful conditions, to come to know their heavenly Father, as did Noah.
Here is my take of how many feel in a Poem:
What Would You Have Done?
Constant pounding and proclaiming. Lord Almighty! His words so draining. There’s a party everywhere. Why such dire words said to scare?
Can one man proceed so strong amidst this mighty vicious throng? Does his family even care their reputations thus to spare?
Surely, who is he to see a future dark through prophecy? Look around you, who does shutter at these thoughts you choose to mutter?
If I enter that wooden door just to take a little peek all my friends and even strangers will consider me as weak.
But as I watch him carry onward in intensity he does perform an enormous occupation as if for this case he were born.
Could his work, his proclamation really fill our needs, this void? Rid the land of degradation? Can destruction I too avoid?
If I wait closely in shadows listening for the final horn…
No, I’d much rather chance a deluge than face their ridicule and scorn.
To relive the account of Noah in greater detail and find out more about the coming destruction of wickedness and how to survive it click the following link:
- “The great day of Jehovah is near! It is near and it is approaching very quickly!” Zephaniah 1:14.
- ”And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Acts 24:15.