The Days of Noah
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.(Matthew 4:37)
We must learn to examine calamity, for the days prior to Jesus' return will be mighty similar to when the flood came.
Refuse to be naïve or accommodating about the ever deepening worldwide sin. It is sinking countless Christians and their salvation. The approval and then practise of sin is drowning the globe yet again.
Ancient nations could not discern the times, nor did they listen to Noah, the preacher of righteousness. Good and evil was not divided.
God re-set the ancient times of pre-history via the worldwide flood, but man still not learn. Subsequent to the flood all, to a man, returned to their old and wicked ways.
There is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
The physical horrors around us have become a visible witness to the horrors of sin. Physical evil is a drama, a parable, a signpost pointing to the moral outrage of rebellion against God. (John Piper)
The purpose of calamity is to cast all men upon their knees
Prayer is the uprising against a sense of disorder. (Karl Bath)
The Last Word:
The audited life of a Christian's calamity ought not lead to condemnation but further conviction of faith.