Genesis 6: 17-22……Further instructions.

For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive. Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them.” Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.

Comment: It was a big ark, but not only were there Noah and his family, but also all the animal life and the food supply for all for months. In Ethiopia a zebra is called a donkey of the open spaces. Personally I wonder if the command wasn’t for every genus to be on the ark and a lot of varieties came later. You are perfectly free to question my thinking. But I doubt that there were dingoes, dachshunds, german shepherds and boxers! And what about all the various types of foxes. The details are a bit beyond me but I see clearly what was meant to happen and believe the story.

PS. No airplanes or buses just donkeys – I wonder where Joseph and Mary planned to stop on their journey to Betlehem.

Prayer: Help me to be judged by Your word than for me to try and judge it, O God.

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