“The Lord shut him in.”Genesis 7:16
Come thou into the ark Rings the Lord's inviting call The chosen do dwell inside There's security for all Divine Love shuts the door By the mighty hand of God The chosen are sealed within No evil does dare trod Perfect safety at the heart Found locked behind the strong door The chosen do live always With God forevermore
Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love…
Noah was shut in with his God. “Come thou into the ark,” was the Lord’s invitation, by which He clearly showed that He Himself intended to dwell in the ark with His servant and his family. Thus all the chosen dwell in God and God in them…
Noah was so shut in that no evil could reach him. Floods did but lift him heavenward, and winds did but waft him on his way. Outside of the ark all was ruin, but inside all was rest and peace. Without Christ we perish, but in Christ Jesus there is perfect safety.
Noah was so shut in that he could not even desire to come out, and those who are in Christ Jesus are in Him for ever. They should go no more out for ever, for eternal faithfulness has shut them in, and infernal malice cannot drag them out… Lord, shut me in by thy grace.
Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, p. 314.