The Object of God's Care

The LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation."
The Object of God's Care
Now that the extraordinary structure of the ark was completed, the Lord commanded Noah to enter it; for the time of the flood, about which the Lord had given advance warning one hundred and twenty years before, was now at hand. The purpose of all this was that Noah should realize that he was the object of God's care; and not this alone but, as Peter (2 Peter 1:19) expresses it, also that he might have a rich and abundant Word by which his faith would be supported and strengthened in such great trouble. Since he had foretold the flood for more than a hundred years, the world undoubtedly made him the object of various kinds of attacks. . .. The command to enter the ark is the same as though the Lord were to say: "Have no doubts. It will surely happen, and the time to inflict punishment on the unbelieving world is already very close at hand. But do not be alarmed, and do not be afraid; for at times faith is very weak even in the saints. You will be an object of My care, you and your household." For us indeed this would have been impossible to believe, although we must conclude that it is possible for God to do anything.
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