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The Days of Noah

by Maurice Clymore

The Lord Jesus tells us that conditions in the world at His coming will be as they were in the days of Noah before the Flood. He tells us they were eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage and knew not until the flood carne and took them all away. (Matt. 24:37-39)  The ark was a silent testimony of impending judgment, but they were too busy with the affairs of every day life to be interested in God's warning. The cares of the age absorbed their attention and took their minds off things pertaining to God.

The ark idea was the product of an old man's mind which had slipped a little, instead of the sure word of God. In other words, they were losing no sleep over it, nor were they taking time off to give it any serious consideration. But the "Flood carne and took them all away."  "As were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man."

The Lord has promised to come again. He offers us an opportunity to be caught up in the clouds to meet Him and he with Him. It seems that the majority of people are doing like the people of Noah's day. They are more interested in the affairs of this life. Eating and drinking and marrying and giving little, if any, heed to the promise of His coming. They just can't he bothered with things far distant and inapplicable to us. The fact that they assume the attitude Jesus said they would, proves that He was, and is right, and that His coming is sure. By their indifference and lack of interest in His coming, men of our day hasten the time of His coming. "Be ye also ready, for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh."

    Reprinted from the Word and Work Magazine January, 1986,

      and in that issue it was a reprint of the article from a much earlier

        Word and Work Magazine.  It is just as timely today as it was then.


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