Re: Verse reading–Genesis 6 (day seven)
“He was made alive in the Spirit; in which He (Jesus) also went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient. . .in the days of Noah. . .in which a few. . .were brought safely through the water. Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you”–1 Peter 3:18-21.
The ark was a well known symbol in the early church. A story of salvation from wrath, of a remnant, of separation from lost society.
Peter makes one comparison and one contrast. Comparison–In Noah’s story (and Jesus’) God is making proclamation to spirits (people) who either were, or will be, in prison for their unbelief. Salvation is always provided by God and received by faith. Contrast–Noah was saved from the flood (judgement). We are saved through the flood (baptism) by dying to self and joining life to Christ.
What is the Spirit of God saying as you read the story of Noah?