Why did God send the flood, and why is it important to know about the days of Noah? We need to know about it because it shows us the Grace of God in the past and for the future. God created mankind and as time continued man’s wickedness became great on the earth. There was a rapid Spiritual decline after the first sin. Mans every imagination and his thoughts were evil, the earth was filled with violence. He had no time for God until it was too late. It repented the Lord that he had made man and he said he would destroy man from the face of the earth, but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
It was that grace that saved Noah and his family. God gave Noah the plans for building the Ark, and after it was completed and loaded the Bible says that God shut the door. No one else could enter and everyone outside were lost. There was an end to God’s patience.
In Matthew 24:37-39 Jesus speaking says, “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the day before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the Ark, and knew not until the flood came and took them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.”
Look around us, in lite of all the immorality, hate, evil, and violence of our day, how can we not believe that the words of Jesus are true and that He will return? God’s grace, mercy and love saved Noah and his family, and that is the only hope for us today. If we die, or if Jesus returns as He promised, God will shut the door. We must confess our sins and stop our sinful living and look to Jesus Christ for he is our only hope. There will come a time again when there will be an end to Gods patience, and that is why we need to know the truth of why God set the flood.