Ark Of Safety - One Year of Dinner Table Devotions and Discussion Starters

Ark of Safety

Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and your sons and their wives. Bring a pair of every kind of animal—a male and a female—into the boat with you to keep them alive during the flood.

Genesis 6:17-19

They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.

2 Peter 3:5-7

It would be hard to believe there was going to be a flood if you had never seen one before. But what if you’d never seen a thunderstorm? And what if you’d never even seen a raindrop?

Hebrews 11 says that Noah was warned about things not yet seen. He had never seen a flood or a thunderstorm, and he may have never even seen a raindrop. But he believed God. Even though this was all new to him, he took God at his word that there would be judgment on the earth in the form of a flood. He also believed that God would provide a way for him and his family to escape judgment. Noah had confidence that, just as God promised, the ark would protect them from the judgment that was about to fall on the earth in the form of raindrops.

Even though we all deserve judgment because of our sin against a holy God, that same God has provided an ark of safety where we can take refuge from the storm of judgment. Jesus himself is the ark, and all who believe can take refuge in him.


Tell about the biggest storm you’ve ever watched or experienced.

How do you think Noah must have felt before the storm as he was building the ark?

What if Noah’s family had decided they didn’t really need the ark? What will happen to people who decide they don’t really need Jesus?

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