... two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.
~ Genesis 7:9-10 (NKJV)
Various people waited long years upon the Lord for Him to fulfill His many promises to them. The seven days that Noah waited in the ark with the animals before the flood came must have seemed like years.
... and the LORD shut him in.
~ Genesis 7:16 (NKJV)
I wonder if the Lord closed the ark at the beginning or end of the seven days? Was there a final week for the witnesses (to whom Noah preached, 2 Peter 2:5) to change their minds and also enter?
We serve a God of second chances, and I'm inclined to think that week-long wait was with open doors.
"Every breath is a second chance."
~ David Rupert
Redeemer, thank You for continuing to call us after we've failed You.
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