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“Do we Believe God or Man?”

How personal is our walk with the Lord?
If he told you to build a huge seaworthy vessel in the desert, would you?
Noah did.

Please read the following verses.
Genesis 6:7-22
7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth — men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air — for I am grieved that I have made them.”
8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

9 This is the account of Noah.
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.
10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.
12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.
14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.

15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high.
16 Make a roof for it and finish the ark to within 18 inches of the top. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.
17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.
18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark — you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.
21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”
22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.

It took Noah 120 years to build this monstrosity of a ship. I am sure the people of that time had much advice for and humor about this huge favor. But as we are told in verse 8, Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. What does this mean? When Noah heard the directions from the Lord God, he followed them.

Ah, one-day dear brothers and sisters, I pray that it can be said of us, that we found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Be Blessed, Be a Blessing.

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