Genesis 7 & 8: Are You Righteous Before God?
Verse of the Day: (7:1) And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
1. Righteous (7:1-24)
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. (Hebrews 11:7)
God saw the faith and the righteousness of Noah in believing in Him that He not only commanded Noah and his wife and three sons and daughters-in-law to build the ark but also to stay in it, while He completely destroyed the entire population of the world by a great flood because of their wickedness. It was the love and mercy of God as He invited Noah and his family as well as moved every kind of animals two by two into the ark before He rained and flooded the earth and destroyed every living creature outside the ark. It is also God’s love and mercy as He invites us to come to Him by faith and trust in Him, and escape fiery hell, and one day, promote us to glorious heaven to be with Him forever.
2. Remember (8:1-3)
And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; (8:1)
God remembered Noah and his family because they put their faith and trust in Him, and God shall also remember us when we put our faith and trust in Him. Noah and his family must have counted it an honour to survive in the great flood when the rest of their generations drowned and perished in it. What an honour for our God, the King of kings and Lord of lords, to remember us when we are sinners saved only by His amazing grace!
3. Rest (8:4-22)
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. (8:4)
Every moving thing must rest and finally the moving ark rested on the seventeenth day of the seventh month on top of the mountains of Ararat after the great flood subsided and ceased. Noah and his family and all the animals in the ark then came out of the ark and have a breath of fresh air after they were in the ark for a long time. In fact, Noah and his family must be very thankful and grateful to God for saving their lives as well as their souls as they knew that one day they would be bound for heaven to be with their God because they believed and trusted in Him. God gave Noah the command to be fruitful and to multiply the earth with his offspring. Noah then built an altar and offered burnt offerings to worship and thanked God for saving him and his family from the great flood.
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I am righteous in You, because I believe in You.