Noah Builds the Ark
FROM THE WORK OF THE WANDSBEKER ART
INSTITUTE IN GERMANY.
“Make thee an ark of gopher-wood.”—Gen., 6,14.
SO powerful was the growing influence of sin, that, everywhere in the early world, evil gradually predominated over good. Then God determined to send his punishment of death, not at long intervals as before, but against the whole evil world, at once and suddenly. There still remained, however, one good man, who “walked with God” as Enoch had done. Him God spared with all his family. This good man was called Noah, which meant “comfort.” He was the great grandson of Enoch and the grandson of Methuselah, whose tale of years was 969, the longest life recorded. Noah was himself 600 years old, when, in what was apparently the very year of Methuselah’s death, the destruction came.” And God said unto Noah, the end of all flesh is come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them: and behold I will destroy them with the earth.” Then he told Noah of the flood which was to come, and directed in careful detail the building of the enormous ark, over five hundred feet long, ninety wide, and three stories high.