Theme: WHERE COULD SAFETY BE FOUND?
Text: “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly” – 2 Peter 2:5.
Comment: The Almighty God used certain incidents in time of old to foreshadow things of great spiritual significance in His order of things. The story of the destruction of the first world and the deliverance given to Noah and his family of seven were used by God to picture the destruction of the wicked as well as eternal salvation which he will give to the righteous. – Genesis 6:1-22; 7:1-24.
The “Ark” that was built by Noah, where he and his family were saved, symbolizes God’s Holy organization where God has promised to give peace and safety to all His faithful worshippers. – Luke 17:26-30; 2 Peter 2:5-8; Matthew 24:16.
That God delivered Noah and his family who were righteous shows that in this age of untold distress, wickedness and even during the battle of the great day of God Almighty which is impending, only those who are righteous and remain in His Holy organization, would be protected, delivered and saved by His grace. King Solomon said: “Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.” (Proverbs 11:4). Apostle Peter said: “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:” – 2 Peter 2:9. See also Daniel 12:1.