The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep. And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind. Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed on the earth 150 days.
by: Dorothy Noel.
There is a completeness to God’s judgement here. Between the depth of the water and the length of time it remained, there was no chance that a living thing could survive. No hastily thrown together raft or even a bird with incredible stamina was going to wait out this flood. Throughout this story we have seen the wholeness of God’s grief, His direct instructions, His perfect outworking of the plan, and now His completed judgement. God does not do halfway—not here, nor ever. Thankfully, just as God’s judgement is perfect and complete, so also is the salvation He provides through Christ Jesus.