Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.
(Genesis 6:5-6 (NIV))
This passage sets the stage for the story of Noah and the ark.
We know that humanity had turned to complete wickedness and that God grieved for the sins of His creation. He grieved so much, that He was ready to destroy the cause of His grief.
So the LORD said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth–men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air–for I am grieved that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
(Genesis 6:7-8 (NIV))
Noah found favor in the eyes of God!
For the sake of one man, God did not destroy all of creation. For the sake of one man, God saved humanity for a future.
How many times have you heard someone say, “I am only one person. What can I do?”
Perhaps you have said it yourself.
How many times has God worked through one person? Every single story that we have from the Old Testament and the New Testament all start with when God calls a single individual to follow Him. It does not take a committee. It does not take a unanimous vote by a church council. It simply takes a single individual who is willing to be still before God and to hear His voice. Noah was not approached by a church building committee. He was approached by God! It only requires a willingness on our part to hear and be receptive to what we hear. Perhaps this is why Noah found favor in the eyes of God. Noah was receptive to God!.
Would you find favor in the eyes of God?
Copyright 1998 – 2016 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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