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September 3, 2019, 2:26 PM

September 4, 2019


“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:37-39

 

We live in times when wickedness has once again filled the Earth. Scripture tells us that in Noah’s day the thoughts of people were evil all the time. We see times much like that in our day. We live in days of terrorism, mass shootings, human trafficking and perverted lifestyles. Why? The thoughts of people have turned away from God to the wickedness of the enemy. Has any of this taken God by surprise? Of course not! God has seen these times before and destroyed the world with a flood saving only Noah and his family.

Many would say that because of the flood, God must not be very compassionate. Some believe God to be watching us with the purpose of constantly looking for some reason to punish us for every wrong deed. The truth is; God is so loving and compassionate toward us that if there were a thousand steps between us He would take all but the last one. He still requires us to make the last step toward His freedom in Christ. Listen to how Jeff Kinley, author of As It Was in the Days of Noah, describes God so eloquently. “His is a heart more tender than mortal words can describe. More affectionate than human thought can imagine. Remarkably, He is simultaneously compassionate and holy, gracious and righteous, merciful and just, forgiving and wrathful. His infinite qualities harmoniously complement one another in a manner and at a level far above our human understanding. He is God –transcendent, yet personal. Invisible, yet intimate. Everlasting, yet ever present with us. The God who floods also forgives.”

Wow! What a Father we have and serve! Many in our day believe that the Great Flood is only a myth. However, Jesus made reference to Noah’s day when talking about the coming of the Son of Man. The writer of Hebrews talks of Noah’s faith in building the ark and Peter mentions Noah at least twice in his writings. The events of Noah’s day are true. During that time, evil was rampant upon the Earth. Look at the verses above again very carefully. Jesus is coming soon! Will you experience God’s compassion or His wrath? Today, you can have a relationship with Almighty God. You can be spared from the wrath of God but it is only possible in His Son, Jesus.

 

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