// I will obey You. God, whatever man may say. I stand on promises I know my God has made. With no regrets in me, my lips will praise Your name. //
Come What May: Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders
You are a move of God.
Are you ready for another series? It’s crazy how these post topics can take a turn! The rain has come, flooding local and surrounding areas. The thought came, what would it be like in the days of Noah. So here we are. Let find out!
Acts of Random Kindness.
We hear about a man in Genesis 5, just briefly through a lineage recap. It isn’t until Genesis 6 we come to know who a man named Noah really was. For this series, we will be looking at Genesis 6-9. So we begin hearing how the world has become corrupt since the days of Adam & Eve. Spiraling, in complete chaos. Genesis 6:4 states there were giants walking among us. Imagine a real-life Jack & the beanstalk case here.
“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”
Genesis 6:5-6 NKJV
Two key points here:
1. Everybody in the club was evil to the core.
2. God felt.
With point one, it’s one thing to see the world around us today and think this is bad. But this was worse than our standards. Even murders today can have a hint of remorse in today’s culture. Not all, but some. However, in this day & age, there was none, “every intent of his heart was evil continually.”
“I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.”
Jeremiah 17:10 NKJV
The word describes God knows our innermost being & our intents. So this statement is very radical.
Point two, God felt. People want to believe God is high & mighty sitting in the sky looking down at His creation without emotion. That the creator is heartless. Here are just a few examples of the contrary. He is not a God who is far from us, but He holds us close.
It’s one thing to say, “I am disappointed in my kid’s actions.” It’s a whole other level to say, ” I am sorry for ever creating you.” The creator of the universe, sorry for ever making us. It’s much like having a loved one turn from you when all you ever wanted was the best for them. Except imagine ALL your loved ones doing it, without remorse.
Needless to say, it’s code red, plan B activation time. So we learn God was fed up, it’s time to clear the board. Everything. Not just humans, but animals too. What could save such a mess? If all were hard hearted?
“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”
Genesis 6:8 NKJV
It just takes one to stand apart from the crowd to change history. Today, that man just happened to be Noah. One man moved the heart of God. Verse 9 states, “Noah walked with God.” So here again it is important to have more than a knowledge of God, but a relationship. One where you listen & not just monologue.
Verse 18 shows God making a covenant with Noah, & his lineage. Now when God makes a covenant it is like getting a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. You’ve got the pass to a promise that will come true. This covenant is a promise to be with Noah’s family. Have you ever received a promise from God? What was the agreement to? Have you held up your end? Are you still waiting for God to come through?
“Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.”
Genesis 6:22 NKJV
So what was Noah’s contract agreement? Well, he had to build an ark. You may think, what is that? It’s a boat on a giant scale. Think two-thirds of the Titanic. That’s not all though. Noah also had to store some things on that boat. Just a few things. Some water, and food for him and his family. Oh, and for every animal that walked the land, crept on the floor or flew in the air. So you know there was that.
Now don’t get it twisted, it wasn’t exactly every animal. It was the male and female of every animal… so there’s that going for Noah. How’d you like to live with a zoo? Maybe you can relate?
We will continue this next week as the waters begin to rise. God spoke to Noah, just like He can speak to you today. What is He saying? It may not be as drastic as building an ark, the world is coming to an end type thing. However, maybe it’s something as simple as telling you who you are. What He sees in you. Walking with God isn’t scary, it’s an adventure.
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Hello friends, I’m Marco. I’m an RN, & founder of Four Winds, a ministerial blog.
I have a heart for this generation to know who they are & whose they are. I also contend for revival to cover college campuses. As well as preach the word until every nation has heard. Sharing Jesus with all, & showing the love that was once shown me.