Genesis 6:1-22

After Adam and Eve, the earth continued to populate and grow with humans. God saw their wicked thoughts and actions. There was violence and depravity everywhere and God was so sad that He made humans. This was not what He wanted when He first created Adam and Eve. Sounds like today’s world. He wanted to destroy the whole earth. There was one righteous man during this time. His name was Noah and he was righteous and blameless before God.

 Genesis tells us Noah followed God’s will, was blameless and had a close relationship with God (6:9). Noah was obedient despite all the sinful actions around him. God said He would destroy all on earth except Noah and his family. God gave directions to build an ark for his family and two pairs of each animal.

Sometimes I whine when God wants me to do something I am not sure I want or can do. He wants me out of my comfort zone.  Recently, we have been led to start a Parkinson’s Support Group. Definitely out of our zone. I think of Noah’s obedience to build an ark and ponder on what he thought of this monumental task. How did Noah stay focused with the negative influences around him? Some scholars say it may have taken up to 100 years for Noah to build the ark. Think about waiting on God’s timing with the flood and In Romans 12:2, Pal tells us not to “copy the behavior and customs of this world”. He challenges us to change the way we think and allow God to transform us. During this week, meditate on Genesis 6:9 and Romans 12. Think and pray about how God is transforming you. What is one item He is pressing you? May be time to act. Start a Bible verse list to reference verses for future prayer or future encouragement.

Published by groundedandgrowingweekly

About the Author Dale Hansen is retired and enjoys inspiring others through his books. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups which he has done for over 35 years. During his marriage of over 40 years, there have been numerous God workings through their lives. These include infertility, adoption, cancer, kidney stones and Parkinson’s. He has two awesome married daughters, 2 great sons-in-law and four wonderful grandsons. He lives in Plainfield, IL

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