The Flood and Psalm 29
Wisdom's Corner
The Flood and Psalm 29

Have you ever wondered what the people on earth saw when God destroyed the world with the Flood? Do you think they had time to see what was happening? Do you think they knew that the world really was being destroyed?

Psalm 29 gives us some facts about the Flood. This Psalm is written by David. God inspired David to write these words. In verse 10, we read, "The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever." The word "flood" is the Hebrew word that is always used for Noah's flood.

In verse 3 we learn that there was great thunder. This thunder was very powerful and gave the people a good understanding of the power of God, verse 4. The very large cedar trees were broken by the wind and thunder, verse 5. You have probably seen trees that were broken by high winds. But these cedar trees were very large and very strong. It would have taken a very high wind to break them. In verse 6, we learn that these large trees skipped along as they were broken down. All of the forests were stripped bare of their trees, verse 9.

In verse 7, we learn that there was a lot of fire. This would be the fire of volcanoes as the earth was broken apart by God. Earthquakes were felt all over the world, verse 8.

From what we read in Psalm 29, there is no doubt that people knew the world was coming to an end. The world was destroyed and all the the people except Noah and his family were killed. So the only way we have of knowing what it was like was for God to inspire someone after the flood to tell us.

In verse 11, we are told that God will give strength to his people. God saved Noah and his family. If we obey God, He will save us from hell. He will take us to heaven to live with Him forever. And there we will have the peace of God for eternity.

Keep studying your Bible. Learn how to obey God. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School