HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. Genesis 7:9
This is the secret of a Holy and Blessed Life. Most of our sorrows and disappointments have come on us because we have chosen our own path, and done according to our own will. It is nothing new for as it was in the days of Noah it is also in our days. If you will doubt it then you do not believe that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever”. Hebrews 13:8
In obeying, we must sometimes walk in the dark. When Noah began to walk with God, he knew not that it would lead him into collision with his generation, with the suggestions of common sense and experience, and with much that he held dear as life. But walking on each day, he grew strong to trust in the bare word of his Almighty Guide, and grasped it as men in the catacombs will keep their hand on a tiny string or cord, until the first streak of daylight appears. Obey absolutely the voice that speaks in thy heart; the way is dark, but it is the way. Brethren it is a process and if Christ in your vessel it is easy to smile at the storms.
In obeying, we must learn to wait. For one hundred and twenty years the long-suffering of God waited, and during that weary period, this true heart failed not. Then for seven days, the patriarch waited within the closed doors. It is not easy to bear the long strain of endurance. To rush into the battle, to do something desperate, to strike for liberty – this is the choice of the flesh; but to live in hourly fear, to toil on without result, to see the years stealing away the bank or shoal on which our heart had erected its structures of hope – this is hardest of all unless our hope is anchored beyond life’s ebb and swell. I write and you read but do we fully understand the plan of God for our lives? Waiting is long and it takes endurance to see what is the purpose of waiting. Our problems are we need quick fixes and it is not going to happen. I can give you lots of examples of those who waited with endurance and someday I will add you to the list.
In obeying God others obey us. How came it that these creeping things and flying fowls, these living creatures, clean and unclean, entered the Ark so tamely and submissively? Surely a Divine constraint was upon them. When we are under authority, we can say, “Go,” “Come,” “Do this.” All things serve the man who serves the Divine Master, Christ.
This is the most important part of this story with Noah. The animals and other creatures entered the ark two by two and the Scripture tells us that they were a male and a female. Why was it a male and a female? Because the plan of God was for reproduction after the flood. Therefore two males or two females couldn’t reproduce. So to fulfil the plan and purse of God a male and a female of their kind entered the ark. So why are man and women straying from the word of God in these times? What is causing this ungodly situation to show its ugly head? The only answer is that man has fallen away from the truth of God’s word, His plan and purpose.