Bible Order: Genesis 8–10
Chronological Order: Genesis 8–11
New Testament Only: Matthew 2:16–3:17
The Ark Of Jesus’ Righteousness
We all know the story of the Great Flood and Noah’s Ark. Some have spent a lot of time debating whether or not this flood actually happened. Some suggest that it wasn’t a world-wide flood but just a regional flood. Some have hypothesized that the Black Sea had once been a lake sealed off from Mediterranean Sea, and that some cataclysmic event caused a division in the land-bridge that separated the two. The flooding that allegedly took place around the Black Sea as a result of this division is thought to be cause of the flood described in the Bible – at least according to those who hold this view.
Some have searched high and low for the remains of the Ark, and some have claimed to have found it in various areas. Others attempt to prove or disprove that all of human kind can be traced back to the three sons of Noah. All of this is very interesting but in pursuing the story of the Ark we tend to overlook the more important aspect of this story. What caused God to send the flood? How much thinking have you done on this topic? In my opinion the most crucial part of this story is found in Genesis 6, verses 5 through 8.
Genesis 6:5-8 ESV
“ The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.  So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.”