The Bible’s description of the people of Noah’s generation reveals their unconcern, their apathy, their total absorption in the things of everyday life (Genesis 6:1-7; Matthew 24:37, 38). When they rejected” Noah’s warning about the impending Flood, they sealed their own fate. Men and women have not changed with the passing of the centuries.

We still lose ourselves in the countless distractions of our day. As a result, we may hear only faintly God’s call to us. And while false christs and false prophets arise all around us; while war and rumors of wars rumble; and while earthquakes, scourges, and famines destroy, we fail to discern the signs of the return of Jesus. The world today is as tuned out as was Noah’s generation. Its high time we need to tune out the distractions of this world.