Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The First Book of Moses Called Genesis
Chapter 6, 7 and 8
Noah's Ark Bible Story
Noah Built an Ark Explanation
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our Noah's Ark Bible study looking into the interesting Noah's Ark
Bible Story and asking why Noah built an Ark and how the Noah's Ark
Bible Story affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.
Noah's Ark Bible Story Purpose
Noah Built an Ark Event
Ahoy there! Welcome aboard! Before we sail on into the story about
Noah's Ark, there's a little history lesson that we're going to wade
through for a minute or two.
As we discussed in the Adam
and Eve study, the third son mentioned in the Bible born to Adam
and Eve was named Seth. Seth's great great great grandson was named
Enoch. Enoch was the seventh generation from Adam. Enoch was a
prophet.A prophet is a person that God tells or shows things to. This
is what happened in these first generations of mankind before the
According to Enoch, the Watchers of heaven, Sons of God, or angels as
we call them were created by God and He made them spiritual, with no
flesh. They had eternal life, and were not subject to death for all
the generations of the world. God didn't make wives for them, perhaps
because being spiritual, with their home in heaven, they didn't need
Now in those years before the Flood, some of these angels looked down
on the earth. They thought that the daughters of men on earth were
beautiful, so, instead of staying in Heaven with God, they came down
and made them their wives. The angels taught the daughters of men
secret sins. When they had children, they were born of spirit (from
the angels) and of flesh (from the humans) and they became giants.
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they
were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive
with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred
and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also
after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men,
and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were
of old, men of renown.
Noah's Ark Bible Story Truth
Noah Built an Ark for God
People joke about things like this, thinking it's not real, but have
you ever thought ... Where did all the evil in the world come from,
anyway? Well, as we learned in the story of Adam and Eve, Satan
started it. And now we've learned that some angels who thought
earthly things were better than Heaven, joined in.
According to the Book of Enoch these fallen angels will be put into
everlasting chains in Hell and their offspring (the giants) are now
the evil spirits which work for Satan trying to lure us to sin. See
they have no flesh and are only spirits so they try and enter us so
they can feel again. They are subject to Jesus though and
belief in Jesus and watching what you allow into your mind and heart
will keep you safe from these imps. They are sentenced to doom in the
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own
habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness
unto the judgment of the great day.
Noah's Ark Bible Story Purpose
Noah Built an Ark Event
So, you see, God was so upset with it all, that He regretted creating
man and decided to destroy them all with a flood. However, there was
a man named Noah, whose family was worthy in God's eyes and He
decided to save them.
Okay, take hold of your life jackets because now we're going aboard
the ark. God told Noah to make an ark out of gopher wood. He told
Noah all the measurements to use and how to build it. It was about
450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet tall. Have you ever seen a
cruise ship or a military ship? You can compare it in size to one of
those. That's a pretty big ship for an old man and his family to
build, wouldn't you think? When the ark was finished, there were only
eight people on it. They were Noah and his wife, their three sons and
Most people believe that the animals on board the ark were two of
every kind that God created. But the Truth is that there were seven
of each clean (acceptable for sacrificing) animal and two of each
unclean. That is a fact that a lot of folks missed because of our
little toddler Bible story books that don't elaborate on the things
that aren't cute. But a fact is a fact. There were two of each animal
that were not used as sacrifices and seven of the ones that were used
1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house
into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens,
the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the
male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the
female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
Noah's Ark Bible Story Concerns
Noah Built an Ark to Repopulate the Earth
See the people of God would sacrifice an animal to God back then and
if they only had two of each kind of the animals that they sacrificed
to God, the breed of animal could not reproduce if they sacrificed
one or both so they brought extra to sacrifice to God.
Now here's an interesting question. How did Noah get them all on the
ark, anyway? Well, you've heard of instinct? God took care of all
that and He warned these animals and they all went to the ark. Pretty
Once God closed the door to the ark, it rained for forty days and the
water covered the mountains. Everything that lived on dry land died.
It must have been quite a task feeding and cleaning up after that
many creatures, great and small. Don't forget, each and every
one of them had to be fed and watered every day.
Now, imagine you're Noah, and it has rained for 40 days and then
after that the ark has been floating around for so many days, and
that seasick feeling comes and goes when you think about the comfort
of your nice warm dry tent. You pray, a lot. It's been many days
since you last heard the majestic voice of God. Then, God remembers
you, and a wind kicks up and the water goes down. Slowly, but surely
you begin to see the tops of the mountains and the ark settles into
the side of one to rest. If you can just feel the relief of those
beloved people of God ... The only eight people left on the earth.
Noah opened the window of the ark and he sent out a dove but the dove
couldn't land anywhere, so she returned to Noah. Two weeks later, the
dove didn't come back and Noah knew the water was all dried up.
On Mount Ararat they still could not get off the boat due to the mud.
All in all they were on the ark for 370 days. That's a little over a
year. Think they didn't have sea legs?
Then God told Noah to leave the ark with his family and to set all
the animals free to fill up the earth again. So, it was a fresh start
for mankind. Noah built an altar and remember those extra clean
animals that were on the ark? You guessed it, Noah sacrificed them to
God from time to time. And God smiled in His heart and promised He
would never flood the world again or destroy every living thing. As a
sign of His promise God made a rainbow, so that every time it rains,
a rainbow will appear and we should remember His promise.
Noah's Ark Bible Story Summary
Noah Built an Ark Conclusion
Hope you enjoyed the excursion on Noah's ark. Be sure to take God as
your life jacket, wherever your destination is and be sure to come
back and travel through the next Bible Study with Daily Bread.
New Testament Daily Bread
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