13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
A while back a preacher asked me a question, “are you building an ark for salvation or destruction?” I thought about the question today, for some reason, and I couldn’t get it off my mind. I started studying about Noah and then I realized what he meant. Noah built his ark for his family. The ones God told him to save. It was thier salvation. That was before Christ when God would lay waist to the planet to purge sin. Now we live in grace, because of Christ’s sacrifice. We are supposed to spread his word and help people out of the sin they are in. Think of sin as water. We are like a mighty ship that sails above the sin, when we see the sinner we should throw them a rope. Bring them into the ark and help them. However, just like us, the enemy wants to pull people deeper into sin. He has built an ark for destruction. Ignore it. It will look like a party boat. It will be tempting to climb on board, but make no mistake it will sink. Our ark is put together with the blood of Christ. It will never sink. No matter how many climb aboard it will float. Noah was protected by God in his ark, but he still had to make sacrifices to God. We are protected by the blood of Christ, the ultimate sacrifice. So climb aboard the ark of salvation and try to get people off the one of destruction.