Ark 300 Cubits

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Surely as God creates the grandeur of life, He holds an expectation for the humans He crafts in His image. As Old Testament generations pass, the gap between expectation and reality widens, and God must establish commandments of His desire for humanity through Moses. His want is for humanity to love Him by way of obedience out of fear of His power. It is not possible for humans to fear or love God without keeping to his commandments. Therefore God’s ultimate desire for humanity is obedience, displayed in His readiness to favor those who submit to him and punish though who do not. From the beginning of Creation in Genesis, it is evident that obedience is what God asks of man. The first man and woman are free to live as they please in Eden: working the garden, naming the animals, and eating the fruits. There is but one instruction from God: “The LORD God commanded the man, saying, ‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not …show more content…

God gives Noah very precise commands; for example, “Make yourself an ark of gopher wood . . . This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits” (Genesis 6:14-15). From the type of wood with which to build to the number of animals allowed in the boat, Noah must submit to God or face the same consequence for disobedience as the rest of humanity. Emphasizing God’s desire for humanity’s obedience, four reiterations of the sentence first offered in Genesis 6:22, “Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him,” are present in the textual account of Noah. Noah’s obedience was great, and for that he is rewarded: God not only saves Noah, his wife, his children, and his grandchildren, but also establishes a covenant with him to last all generations. To Noah God

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