Continuing to my Chronological Bible Study. I am stuck on Noah right now.... Genesis 6-8.
"This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God." Genesis 6:9
Verse 8, "But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord."
Verse 9—tells us why: Noah walked with God.
And the result: Verse 22, "Noah did according to all that God commanded him, so he did. Also, Genesis 7:5, "And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him."
Have you ever thought about what would have happened if Noah didn't obey ALL that God had commanded him? What if Noah decided that the dimensions of the ark just weren't right and recalculated them? What if Noah decided not use the pitch on the inside and outside of the ark?
Yet, even if Noah didn't understand the NEED for all that God commanded, Noah knew WHO was giving the orders!
That the key in the story of Noah. Not the ark, or all the animals, but the WHO—God Almighty.
God created the World. (God said)
Man sinned. (he said)
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (He listened to God said)
God is Holy. God is merciful. God is patient.
The WHO is the key—from the beginning throughout all eternity.
If you don't have a respect for WHO God is, the result is the vile and sin that was rampant in Noah's day, and we see again in our generation. It's time for us to focus on The WHO—and remember that God is holy. God is just. God is merciful. God is patient—but for how long?
Do my thoughts, actions, attitudes, words—reflect that I know WHO God is? Does the truth of WHO God is impact my entire life? Are the choices I make each and everyday honoring to God?
"Did according to all the Lord commanded him." Can that be said of me?