Bible Order: Genesis 27:1–29:30
Old Testament Only: Genesis 23–24
New Testament Only: Matthew 7:21–8:13
(Current Plan is Chronological)
God Hasn’t Forgotten You
In reading today’s passages I was impressed by how long Noah and his family were on the Ark. I typically think of the flood as taking 40 days and 40 nights and then over a few weeks the water goes away and Noah and family begin to repopulate the Earth. As I was reminded today, it took a lot longer than that.
Genesis 8:1-5 ESV
“But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had abated, and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.”