In the Ark or Not?

By faith Noah, being divinely warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark to save his family . . .
—Hebrews 11:7

Devotion:

In Noah’s day, vast multitudes were invited to come into the ark. As many as would, Noah invited to come and join him, but they would not. However, when the great fountains of the deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the floodwaters came upon the earth, I am sure they beat upon the sides of that ark and cried out to be admitted, but God had shut Noah and his family in, and there was no opening the door then.

There is a day coming when the period of grace shall be irrevocably and irretrievably ended. Now the sun shines and the day of grace is still upon us, and all that will come into the ark are invited to come. But we must make the decision.

While you are deciding whether to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, you have two options: reject Him or accept Him. Nevertheless, in truth, you may have already taken the option of having rejected Him, for until you accept Him you have done precisely that. “He who is not with Me,” said Christ, “is against Me” (Matthew 12:30).

There is no middle ground. There is no fence upon which to sit. We are either the friends of Christ or we are His enemies and adversaries; we either gather in or we scatter abroad. There is no third choice.

Question to ponder: For Christ or against Him: what were some of the factors that helped you respond to His call?