Today I’m going to tell the story of Noah and the Ark, and I’m pretty sure you’re pretty familiar with the story of Noah and the Ark. For today’s assignment “What was the of the importance of ethics and sanctions in the story of Noah and the Flood?”
In the beginning, God made a covenant, which is a contract or an agreement, saying that if you are well-behaved, and follow his steps then you will be spared. But if you commit a crime or be bad then there will be a penalty, sanctions.
So when God realized the bad intentions in people and not being graceful in the things He provided, He decided to kill off mankind, and everything with it, to start a fresh new civilization. And with that, he decided to bring forth a flood that lasted 40 days and 40 nights. But he spared Noah and his family because Noah respected God and never sinned. So God told him to build an Ark, which he and his family did, and it would protect them from the flood, and bring two of each animal with him, and he did.
Then God rose above the waters and mountains and moved Noah into a safe space, and brought on the flood, killing everything and everybody. After a long 40 days and 40 nights, Noah sent out a dove and it came back carrying an olive branch in its beak showing that plants and trees are growing, and the flood finally ended.
So after a stressful journey, they found land and started to settle.
After the flood, God vowed to never kill off his creations, which is mankind. And Noah will have grandchildren and everything living would under his control, and a rainbow appeared as a sign of their new covenant. Then Noah created an altar to worship and pay respects to God.
In conclusion, ethics and sanctions do matter very much. Because Noah knew his ethics and respected God, he didn’t have to through any sanctions and was spared during the flood. While others didn’t, and was not spared and had to go through the consequences. Thanks for reading.