In This Generation

Read This Week: Genesis 7

The Lord told Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.” And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him. – Genesis 7:1, 5 NIV

We know the spiritual ramifications of the flood from the last chapter, but it was such a cataclysmic event in human history. It altered the landscape of the earth and the nature of the habitat. It modified the geological constructs of the earth’s terrain and catalyzed the formation of the world’s most impressive mountains, canyons, and valleys. It is even debated whether the water erosion significantly formed the mighty Himalayan mountain range or whether it rose out of the ocean depths when the water came upward. It also impacted the ecosystem in such a way that the life span of human beings significantly dropped. It changed everything. 

The flood was a generational event for all time. It affected everyone who came after it. A generational event of such magnitude requires generational circumstances and measures carried out by a generational person. Genesis 7 unpacks the coming of rain and the destruction brought to the world by water. Noah, the man found righteous in this generation, takes instructions from God to build a very large boat or ark to contain a small group of people and a massive number of animals. The ark was approximately 510 feet long and more than 50 feet high, and it had the same capacity as about 450 modern semi-trailers. It was a generational boat and served a physical and spiritual purpose in the story of God. It was the vessel of life, promise, and renewal.

This chapter begins after Noah has completed the ark and is commanded by God to board. He does not go alone. God allows him to take his wife, three sons, and their wives. Noah is also to bring all the animals that God is sending to him so they can be saved. Including the animals on the ark is an often overlooked act of compassion that God shows toward his creation and the things He has made. It reveals the fatherly nature of his character to spare animals in the flood so that they don’t have to suffer. Even in his righteous judgment, God demonstrates tenderness and mercy. He does the same for us in this generation. In spite of the same prevalent nature of devastating sin and his holy right to judge it, God’s grace is expressed through salvation in Christ, and his kindness is seen in the blessings he gives us to enjoy our lives and his creation.

After they are secure and on the boat, the Bible says in verses 11-12 that all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And the rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. The text here is almost prosaic in the way it describes the event. The language is poetic, but the truth of it is devastating chaos and destruction. Nothing is lyrical about the earth being destroyed and people perishing in the rising and rushing waters. This diluvian event had a comprehensive impact as the waters are said to have prevailed over all the earth, including the highest summits of the highest mountain. A total picture of ruin.

One cannot help but be moved and overwhelmed by the account of the flood. It is too intense and implicative of too much to not be touched by. It is an occurrence for the ages, and thankfully, God found one man and his family who were up to ask to meet it with His help. People who were found righteous in their generation. We have the same opportunity with the power of the Holy Spirit. We live in crucial times of history. We are witnessing events and circumstances unprecedented in the annals of our society. We have the chance to be found righteous in this generation and be used by God to accomplish great things in the face of disastrous and ruinous events. Like Noah, the Lord can use us to extract His glory from seemingly dreadful conditions.


  1. Heidi on August 31, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Genesis 7: 7 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you with all your household, for you [alone] I have seen as righteous (doing what is right) before Me in this generation.

    Gos was saying to me
    Just like no one knew when the flood was coming
    No one knows when Jesus will return
    I have plans for all children, For all those who love to follow Jesus, desire to have a better life, I have a mission for you I have given you gifts to use to further the kingdom so come into My Ark, it’s a safe place for you, keep reaching out to others to bring them into My Ark and they will be saved too! Love you my daughter keep going ! We will do great work together ❤️

    What this means to me is
    God has plans I get to be apart of His plans, I want to be apart of what He is doing!
    It’s up to me to come to Him with a open heart, a heart to want to listen Him and to do what’s right
    He is always here, He is omnipresent
    His heart is for me to rely on Him to use my gifts to further the kingdom of Father God,
    It’s important to do something, serving others, think about other, be motivated by God to do His will
    That’s His will that’s His plans
    That’s what is on His Heart, love Him and love others
    Do His work with joy in your because you get to be apart of what He is doing!
    Thank you Father God, Jesu and Your Holy Spirit for all
    your love ❤️
    I Love you with all My Heart
    Thank you that I get to do something for You!

  2. Trina on August 31, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Genesis Chapter 7 Verse 1
    And the Lord said to Noah, Come with all your household into the ark, for I have seen you to be righteous (upright and in right standing) before Me in this generation.

    ~Come To Me~

    God Is Saying To Me:
    Noah was told to come into the ark. I commanded him to come with specific animals and family to generate a new identity and salvation after the flood. My children that come and obey Me in righteousness will be in right standing with Me and will be saved from the floods of evil. Your generation is no different than Noah’s. Believe Me when I tell you that the flood of evil will come in your life too. I created everything and know all that you are struggling with. I have a great plan to save you as well. I will never bring you to something and not bring you through the strife. Your life is filled with My breath of goodness and in likeness of Me. Be obedient and trust Me to fulfill you, bless you and protect you. By doing so, My plans for you will be impossible to break or destroy and you will be spared and saved because I go before you and call you to come to Me.

    What This Means To Me:
    Just like Noah, Father God calls us all to come in and to Him. When we obey and are in right standing with Him, pleasing to Him and placing His love and directions above all and everything, He provides a new salvation, a new way of life to have a productive, fruitful, and fulfilling sin-free future. He goes before us calling us to come to Him, worship Hm, serve Him and to help flourish the Kingdom of Heaven. His grace and mercy for us far outweighs the dead end ways of the world. Thank you God for calling me to come into the Ark of the Covenant for a new way of life. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Kathy on September 3, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    This is what I got from God in Genesis 7. I was in the ark and would be with Noah in the ark so I called him to come in the ark. Every species of animals went in the ark two by two. Noah, his family, and all the animals had to wait in the ark for 7 days for the rain to come. I shut the door. Me shutting the door, meant My plan was carried out. It rained 40 days and 40 nights. The ark was salvation for Noah, but condemnation for the rest of the world. There were no second chances for those left out. When Jesus comes back you don’t want to be left out. I am a God of love, but I am also a God of justness and holiness. This chapter shows that I will judge sinful people.

    What this said to me was God wants me to come to the ark with Him. He wants my whole heart and not just part of it. Just like it was in Noah’s day, when God shut the door, there was no 2nd chances. One day we won’t get 2nd chances. I don’t want to be left behind.

  4. Javaid Ahmed on September 6, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Genesis 7
    God wanted me to focus on Genesis 7 Verse 11 AMPC
    11 In the year 600 of Noah’s life, in the seventeenth day of the second month, that same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up and burst forth, and the windows and floodgates of the heavens were opened.

    God said to me about this:
    “The greatest way to see Me is to look at nature. I am everywhere around you. The flood was Me, as is the sunshine. If ever in doubt of all that I will do for you, simply look outside, and see the complexities of what I’ve created. Let the sun shine a light on that and fill your heart.”

    If we really stop to think about what God has created all around us it is overwhelming. We live surrounded by His glory every single day.

  5. Alma on September 14, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    This week I got a song in Genesis chapter 7

    Honor you
    Let’s gather Together to worship our Lord Let’s gather together to worship our Lord, singing, glory, glory hallelujah. We are blessed blessed we honor you want to serve you our Lord, standing tall with you, helping others to see your light your treasures, your heart we are honor you yes we honor you our Lord, putting you first listening obeying doing your work we praise you praise you we honor and adore you

    He loves when we honor and put him first he wants to be in the middle of everything we do. So let’s be bold and stand with our Lord.

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