Gen. 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of The Lord.
Gen. 6:22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
Gen. 7:5 And Noah did according to all that The Lord commanded him.
From an early age many of us have been taught the story of Noah.
God was not pleased with the people and how they were living. The Lord saw the wickedness of man and that there was only evil in their heart. The people were so bad that God was sorry He had made them. So the Lord decided he would destroy man and animals alike. (Gen. 6:5-7) But one man found grace in God's eyes. That man was Noah. God instructed him to build an ark that would save himself, his family and 2 of each kind of animal. If the people were so evil and wicked that God was sorry He made them, just think about what they must have thought about Noah. Think about how he must have been treated. They must have thought he was nuts!!! Building a boat in the middle of the desert. They had never even seen rain before!! I imagine that his life was miserable. But, the Bible tells us two times that "Noah did" according to what God commanded him. Noah obeyed The Lord no matter what others may have thought of Him. I wonder how many of us can say that???? I can't say I always have.
So, today let me encourage you and me!!! When we KNOW that The Lord has commanded us to do something for Him, let's not listen to all the voices around us. Let us ONLY listen to the voice of our Father. We may think that what He has asked us to do will cause others to think we are nuts, but look at Noah's example. Forget what others are saying and "just do it"!!!
This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear from you.
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