Read God's Word with faith and reverence: God has many warnings for us
in the Bible. They are always true and serious, so we should read and
trust His Word. We must shut our ears to Satan's lie and man's empty
words. If we are too lazy to read God's Word carefully and faithfully,
we harm ourselves and our loved ones!
Be moved with fear: "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..." (Heb 11:7). Noah
received God's warning with faith and trembling even though he did not
see God's judgment yet. Although we have not seen God's great
tribulation and His final judgment of hell for the wicked, we should
receive God's warning with faith, fear and trembling.
Walk with God alone: Although the majority was ungodly and wicked, Noah
still walked alone with God as his great-grandfather Enoch did;
"But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD" and Noah walked with
God" (Gen 6:8-9). We should not let the ungodly majority influence us,
even "scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the
promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things
continue as they were from the beginning of the creation" (2 Pet
3:3-4). It is always wise to walk alone with God.
Prepare ourselves: Noah was not inactive when he received God's
warning, but he "prepared an ark to the saving of his house" (Heb
11:7). It required his faith, time, labour, efforts and even his life
for the salvation of himself and his family. He still built the ark and
preached God's message of warning to the ungodly for 120 years even
though there was no positive response. We should not be discouraged
when we share the Gospel with others and there is no postive response.
We should set a good example of godly Christian life and pray hard for
our loved ones that God may save them by His grace in His timing.
THOUGHT: Just honour God's Word and walk alone with Him!
PRAYER: Lord, help me to walk alone with Thee with faith.