Last month, I started using the First5 mobile app for my daily personal devotion. It’s a simple a great app and I’m glad I learned about this tool.
First5 has different “plans” as they call it, it’s basically about the different studies of the books of the bible. I decided to start with Genesis and so far, the journey was fun and full of learning.
During the weekend wrap up of my devotion yesterday about Noah, the person who walked with God, there were 4 main points discussed and I’d like to share that with you.
Years after the fall of Adam and Eve and they’re banishment from the Garden of Eden, men began walking an unholy life that God decided He was going to destroy the Earth. But Noah found favor in the eyes of God because he walked a righteous path, so God wants to save him and his family by telling him to build an ark to protect them from the universal flood.
The bible later shows that Noah obeyed so he and his family were saved during the flood. The story of Noah teaches us 4 things:
1. God saw
God saw the wickedness of man that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:5-6 KJV).
2. God said
After seeing the wickedness of man, God said he would “destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. (Genesis 6:7 KJV)”
3. Noah obeyed
But, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (Genesis 6:8) and he was commanded to build an ark. Noah obeyed as the Lord instructed.
4. God blessed
God remembered Noah, told Him to come out of the ark as the water subsided and Noah and his family started a new life together as a family.
Because of Noah’s obedience, God blesses. What a great reminder that in order to be blessed by God, we have to do our part and obey His word. Obedience is something that we most often neglect and we just complain about life without realizing – we didn’t do our part. And that is to obey Him – to do the things that please Him.