Before I begin this entry, I wanted to tell you about the Bible app. It is an awesome app. Where you can approach bible plans to read everyday, a bible, you can highlight verses that you like, and create verse images. If some of that was confusing, the best way to find out is to get the app. It's free! Just search in the App Store Youversion Bible app. Don't worry, it works on android and iPhones.
Anyways, I’m going to start off in the book of Genesis Chapter 6. It begins to talk about sin overpowering the world and how terrible it was. Have you ever wondered why most humans don't usually live longer than 100? The Bible has ANSWERS! Answers to your questions. Answers to your prayers. It won't always have the answer to everything but some things it will.
Here, I'm going to give you a verse/answer to your question, “Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.” Genesis 6:3 NLT
Then, this happened, “The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. And the Lord said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing—all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” But Noah found favor with the Lord. Genesis 6:5-8 NLT.
God knew that Noah was a good man, “...Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.” Genesis 6:9 NLT.
God asked Noah to build a HUGE ark because he was going to wipe off everything on earth with a giant flood. Noah had to have Faith. What if the ark fell apart and he died? What if there was no flood and God was just trying to scare him?
He had a lot of "What Ifs". But he also had a lot of faith. He built the boat just as he was told.
And God said to him,“But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and your sons and their wives. Bring a pair of every kind of animal—a male and a female—into the boat with you to keep them alive during the flood. Pairs of every kind of bird, and every kind of animal, and every kind of small animal that scurries along the ground, will come to you to be kept alive. And be sure to take on board enough food for your family and for all the animals.” So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.” Genesis 6:18-22 NLT
If you want to know more about what happened to Noah, open your bible and read Genesis Chapter 7, or stay tuned and make sure to read my next devotional, next Tuesday. And, make sure to read my creative blogs on Thursdays.