Walking With God And For God
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. - Genesis 6:5-9
The sixth chapter of the Book of Genesis tells us the story of a man called Noah. Just like Enoch, Noah also walked with God, and also worked for God. In the days of Noah, it was recorded that there was evil and wickedness on the earth and the heart of God was grieved that he made man. See (Gen.6:5-6). Just like the days of Noah, the days we live now are filled with violence; there is so much wickedness now that one could never imagine 30 years ago.
The rate at which wickedness is rampant these days is alarming. In the last few years, there have been stories that parents now sell their own children in order to raise money for business; ladies now prostitute their bodies for money; young boys engaged in money rituals, rape cases are so prevalent in our society. There is so much insecurity in our days which is beyond imagination of men; but all these have been predicted thousands of years ago. (Matt.24:12)
Nowadays, fornication and adultery are seen as normal; virginity has become scarce among young ladies; when people steal, they say “I tapped it”, when they commit adultery, they call it affair; when they practice homosexuality, they say it is a lifestyle. People now trivialize iniquity and wickedness.
Yet in the midst of sin and wickedness of the people in the world in the days of Noah, Noah decided to walk with God. Noah did not only walk with God, he was also a great and positive influence on his family unlike Methuselah who was not influenced by his father’s godliness; in the case of Noah, he influenced his own family to live right.
As much evil as there was as the days of Noah, God had a witness in Noah. God revealed His secrets to Noah, a just and righteous man; and because of Noah’s commitment to God, He (God) gave Noah assignment and Noah obeyed God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you from the depth of my heart for your care and over-ruling providence over my life. I trust you will keep me till the end of my race in Jesus name. Amen.
Further Reading: Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 24:1
One-year Bible Reading Plan: 1 Samuel 10:1-11:15; John 6:43-71; Psalm 107:1-43; Proverbs 15:1-3