The aim of this passage is to cause us to learn how all flesh was destroyed by the flood except for Noah, his family and the animals that entered the ark.
Noah, his family, and the animals to be saved entered the ark just before the flood started (Gen 7:1-16)
God empowers us to do what He asks us to do.
God called Noah and his family into the ark because he was found to be righteous. To preserve the species, Noah was to bring in seven pairs of clean land animals and birds and one pair of unclean animals. In seven days God would cause it to rain for 40 days and destroy all living things on the dry earth.
On the 17th day of the 2nd month of the 600th year of Noah’s life, seven days after God had warned him, Noah, his family, and the pairs of the animals they were to save entered the ark and God shut them inside the ark. Water came from the ground and from the skies. It rained for 40 days.
Ezekiel 36:26-27 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
How had God empowered you in the past to do His will? How would you pray for Him to empower you in the future?
All human beings and animals not in the ark died (Gen 7:17-24)
God has the power and the will to visit judgment on sinners.
Over the 40 days of the flood, the water greatly increased and the ark was lifted up by the water. All the high mountains on earth were covered by at least 6.9 meters of water. All the animals and human beings died at the hand of God. He only spared Noah and those in the ark. The waters of the flood covered the earth for 150 days.
Romans 2:5-9 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
How does knowing that God will deliver justice affect your view of injustices in the world today?