Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.
(Genesis 6:11 (NIV))
I often wonder what we look like in the eyes if God in this day and time.
Think about that for a moment. Do you think that our world does what is pleasing to God when there are wars, rumors of wars, murder, violent crimes, rape, greed, lust, and countless others that are too numerous to mention? How do you think that we compare to the world before the great flood? At that time, God only found Noah and his family who were righteous in His eyes. Prayerfully, today there are more people than a single extended family whom God is pleased with.
Is that what makes today different than in the days of Noah? Is it the number of people who earnestly and sincerely call upon the redeeming grace offered by God through His only begotten Son, Jesus? Noah gives us a clear picture of how God cares for His own during times of trouble. He provides a path of redemption from the sins of this world. God has done this countless times. He provides a path of redemption by providing a ram, by providing a burning bush, by providing a parting of the Red Sea, and by providing the ultimate sacrificial lamb – His Son, Jesus.
How do you think that God will respond when His plans for the future actually unfold?
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
(Hebrews 13:8 (NIV))
With this in mind, we know that God did send destruction to the unrighteous and we know that He saved those whom He found to be righteous. He will work the same way when His plan finally unfolds. My question to you is simple.
Will He find you righteous and provide a path of redemption for you?
Copyright 1998 – 2013 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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