Genesis 7:17–24 (ESV)
Noah and the Flood (Part 6)
17 The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18 The waters prevailed and
increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. 20 The
waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep. 21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind.
22 Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. 23 He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man
and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark. 24 And the waters prevailed on the earth 150 days.
All countries report about a great flood. Today’s reading gives support for a global flood,
not a local flood. The waters covered the highest mountain by around 20 feet. I personally believe in Pangea, the idea that all the continents were joined together into one land mass. If there was a global flood, all that water would have
created a tremendous amount of pressure on the one large land mass that could have broken it up and quickly separated them by great distance. Think about being in a swimming pool and holding a kick board under water by only a few feet. The forces are
great and if you let it go, the kick board can shoot through the water real quick as it tries to resurface. This can explain the puzzle piece structure of all the continents and how it broke apart and spread quickly in a year, not millions of years.
But on a more important note is that God eliminate all life because of sin. He chose to renew His creation through Noah and his family. God has promised that again in that He will destroy the earth and create a new heaven and earth. Believers
will go to heaven and the nonbelievers will go to hell. It’s called the Second Coming.
I pray: O Lord, I repent of my sins and want to do better.
Please forgive me and restore me into your Kingdom. I give thanks for Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. Thank you. Amen.