Friday, December 5, 2014

Devotion on Genesis 6 - Living Like Noah

Scripture: Genesis 6:5-9
The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 

God regretted making humanity because they were evil. They had only evil in their hearts. But Noah was different. Noah was righteous, blameless, and walked with God (verse 9).

What about you? What's in your heart? Would God say that there is only evil there all the time (or most of the time), or would He find hope in you like He did in Noah? What is your attitude usually like? What are your goals and ambitions? How do you react to people and situations in your daily life?

God always loves us, but He's not always proud of us. Evil things that we do or think break His heart. Let us strive to be high points in God's life by being like Noah: righteous, blameless, and walking with God in all we do, say, and think. Hate sin, ask God to purify your heart so that your motives are pure, and maintain a constant conversation with God as you walk with Him throughout your day. Then, God will see you as a source of hope in this dark world and will look on you with favor.

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