Matthew 24:37 “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.”
Noah preached for 120 years what God had revealed to him. A flood was coming. He didn’t know exactly when, but he knew it would come. He built an ark to the specifications God told him to. It was huge. Took him all of the 120 years to build. There couldn’t have been anything like it. He tried to exhort the people to listen, but they laughed at him, called him crazy and a fool…until the first ever drops of rain fell from the sky and the waters rose up from the ground. As the ark rose from the ground to ride on top of the water, the doors began to close. People realized the trouble they were in. They wailed and screamed, but it was too late.
When Jesus spoke to His followers about the signs of His coming, He said it would be like the days of Noah. People would hear, but not listen. They would see, but not believe. They continued in their wickedness.
Genesis 6:5 “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” They had pushed God, their creator, out of their lives. They saw no need for God. They went about their daily lives, eating, drinking, getting married. Their thoughts, their actions were so far away from God, even the intent of their thoughts was evil. They mocked Noah for preaching the words God gave him. Sound like today?
As we look at America today, what do we see? A nation that has abandoned God for the world. A nation where so many of it’s people mock God’s word and anyone that follows God. We are seeing a nation where many are blaming people of faith for all the problems America is facing, anything from climate change to the rise in suicide rates.
Just like in the days of Noah, the intent of the thoughts of their hearts is evil continually, and they aren’t listening to the warnings.