God told Noah to build an ark. He was going to destroy mankind through a flood because of their wickedness, but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord because he was a just and perfect man and walked with God (Genesis 6:8-9).
So, Noah and his sons began to build the ark exactly as God told him to make it.
The people around Noah made fun of them and they didn’t believe the flood was going to come.
God also told Noah to put two of every kind of animal, both male and female, on the ark with him. There were animals such as bears, lions, cheetahs, birds, snakes, hippos, and every animal you can imagine.
When all was done that the Lord had told Noah to do, He shut both Noah and his family and the animals in the ark (Genesis 7:15-16).
It rained for 40 days and nights and everything and everyone left on the earth was destroyed, except for Noah, the animals and his family.
At the end of 40 days, Noah opened the window of the ark (Genesis 8:6) and he sent out a raven and also a dove to see if the waters had gone down enough for them to get out of the ark.
They had to wait a while longer until the dove that he sent out did not come back again.
When the waters were dried up from the earth, Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked and saw the ground was dry (Genesis 8:13).
When Noah and his family got off the ark, he offered a burnt offering unto the Lord and the Lord was pleased.
The Lord also placed a rainbow in the sky to remind men of His promise that He would never destroy mankind from earth with a flood again.
The moral of the story is that mankind should listen to God and not perish.
Be like Noah, don’t be like the rest of the world.
P.S. The Grizzly Bear would have been my favorite animal if I was on the ark with Noah! 🙂
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