Daily Devotions


Day 27

"He shall judge the world in righteousness, and He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness." Psalm 9:8

Text: Genesis 6:1-22


How was God’s grace seen, though there was impending judgment on all who lived on earth – His earth! Let us consider the following thoughts.

1. A clear word of warning

The Lord gave a very direct word of warning to Noah. He in turn became a “preacher of righteousness”, warning of the impending doom that would destroy the earth.

2. A practical word of advice

God gave clear instructions as to how he should go about building a boat. The Ark was simple in design, yet very practical too. It would never capsize (Genesis 6:14-16). Here’s an interesting note about the building of the Ark.

“A cubit was about 18 inches long.
The length of the boat was about one and half football fields,
And as high as a four storey building.
The ark was exactly six times longer than it was wide-
The same ratio used by modern shipbuilders.”
(Life Application Study Bible)

3. Preservation of different life forms

There was great consideration given to other living creatures on the earth.

“And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring
two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you;
they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind,
of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing
of the earth after its kind; two of every kind will come to you
to keep them alive. And you shall take for yourself of all food
that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be
food for you and for them.”

GENESIS 6:19-21

4. A special covenant established with Noah

God’s grace was most clearly manifested in the covenant that God said He would establish with Noah.

“But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go
into the ark – you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives
with you.”



Noah responded as expected, displaying deep understanding and faith.

“Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him,
so he did.”