All I need to say is that this last few days have been up and down. I have not posted in a few days not because I have not been doing my Devotional but just because I have taken in so much that I didn't know what to post.
Genesis 8 will blow your mind. Look at Noah's life as your own life. Read it today and pull out what God is trying to tell you. As you read the end of Genesis 8 take a careful look at what Noah does as he gets off the Ark.
My prayer: Lord I want to be a man that is after your heart. I love and respect you. You don't command that I worship you and yet I want to knowing that it brings you a sweet smell. Today Dad just hang out with me and my wife. I want to be the Husband that you see I am. Please forgive me of my sins and allow me to forgive those that have hurt me. Thank you for the gifts in my life and for blessing my family even though we don't always see them. Heal my wounds if you see fit and dad happy Monday, fathers day, and happy blessing day.
Read on my friends...Nathan
Come with me to a place many years ago. Back to a time when the earth was full of people and Sin. Noah was instructed to build a ark that when he was finished would save him and his family. The Ark would also provide salvation for two of every animal (not water living ones).
Are you with me!
In a world much like today God came down and took Noah aside and spoke with him. Build an ark and you will live. His heart must have been full of excitement to know God was talking to him. God told him that the Ark would be full of each kind of animal. I would have been like come on really. No way! But Noah built the ark and probably to his amazement saw animals two by two come onto the ark.
So I have to ask How did he fit all the animals on there? Well the Ark had about 97,000 square feet of space. According to John Courson that is about five hundred twenty boxcars. When you do the math the animals fit into 240 of the boxcars and that would leave 280 for Noah and his family.
So that means that God did some cool things with Noah and his family.
Now God did all of this to give Noah and his family new life. That is what we must remember when we look at the Bible. God also sent his Son Jesus to live and to die so that we can have a new life. There was a door on the Ark that allowed Noah and his family to be safe from the storm. In our lives we go up and down in the storms of this life and we too have a door to salvation. All we have to do is call upon the name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.
Genesis 6:22 "Thus did Noah(Eric); according to all that God commanded him, so did he." Again I want to end my live and this sentence to be at the end.
What do you want at the end of your life?
So as I was reading in Genesis 6: 1&2 I was reminded that the days of Noah will be like the days when the coming of the son of man. These two verse stand out because they say that as the men began to multiply and fell the earth that the sons of God and the daughters of men became husband and wife's.
There are a few camps on this issue so here are a couple.
One- that the fallen angles where shacking up with the humans on earth.
Two- that the sons of Seth where marring the daughters of Cain.
Now Genesis 6:3 talks about how God saw what was going on and chose to limit the days of man to 120 years. Many people believe this verse to mean that our life span cant pass 120 but if you look deeper into what is going on in this verse God was putting a limit to how long he will give us to chose to have a relationship with him.
Think about it if wont chose God by 120 years then you will probley not going to chose God. We are really close to the point when Noah's days and ours are starting to look alike.
One- believers are marring non-believers.
Two- Christians are having sex before marriage as if it is not against Gods law.
Three- it is believed that the population in Noah's day was about 3,220,000,000. Now our population is twice that amount. We are to a point in our world where we will have no more room.
If you don't know what it was like in the days of Noah then read your Bible and then look around to see if you see any similarities. I know that for me and my family we are not looking down we are spending these days getting ready for the coming of our king.