MARCH 28, Genesis 8:21
Dad continued talking with Lily and said that the other reasons why the flood during Noah’s time was global were...
All Land Animals Killed in the Flood. The world’s entire population of land animals died, except those taken into the Ark (Genesis 7:21; 8:17). If only those animals in a specific location died, it would be unnecessary for God to save pairs in the Ark for the purpose of preventing their extinction.
God’s Rainbow Promise. God promised never again to send a global Flood (Genesis 9:8-17). This promise is demonstrated by the symbol of the rainbow, a sign for God’s promise to all the Earth. If this promise was about a local flood, then God has broken His promise. Local floods have repeatedly killed thousands of humans and animals since Noah’s time.
Why Stay In the Ark A Year?! Noah was in the ark for more than a year, not just 40 days (Genesis 7:1-13, 8:14-20). 53 weeks is absurdly long to stay in the ark for a local flood since dry land would have been just over the horizon.
The Whole Earth Was Devastated. God said, “I will destroy them with the Earth” (Genesis 6:13b). The global extent of the Flood is referred to more than 30 times in Genesis 6-9 alone! Peter also delivered a clear global warning, confirming that God created the Earth, devastated it by the Flood, and will one day destroy it again by fire (2 Peter 3:5-7).
The Bible specifically teaches that the Flood of Noah’s time was global in extent and that all land animals and humans were killed, except those saved in the Ark.
Thought: Never doubt God’s Word
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to trust in your Word. This I pray in Jesus’ name – Amen.