On that same day Noah along with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah’s wife, and his three sons’ wives entered the ark with him. They entered it with all the wildlife according to their kinds, all livestock according to their kinds, the creatures that crawl on the earth according to their kinds, all birds, every fowl, and everything with wings according to their kinds. Genesis 7:13-14 HCSB
Just about every Sunday we have leftovers from our lunch. We carefully wrap the leftovers and place them in the refrigerator to keep them safe until we can eat them later. If we leave the leftovers out on the counter, they will not be preserved and will be unsafe to eat. Just yesterday I enjoyed some roast beef, carrots, and potatoes that were leftover from Sunday.
God wanted to preserve His creation. The ark provided protection for Noah and his family in addition to all kinds of wildlife, including livestock, creatures that crawl, birds, fowl, and everything with wings. Answers in Genesis points out that “according to their kinds” means that Noah only needed one pair of each kind and not one pair of every species and color. Example: From one kind of dog there could be a variety of dogs. Bible scholars estimate that as many as 45,000 animals could have been on the ark.
Challenge: God used the ark to provide a way to preserve and protect His creation from the floodwaters. God has provided a way to preserve every human from destruction. Through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, you will be safe in the care of God. Go to https://answersingenesis.org to find out more about Answers in Genesis.