July 17, 2007
Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
The very first thing that Noah did after leaving the ark was to worship God. That’s right; his first action on dry land was to give something back to the Lord! Noah offered sacrifices to God as he remembered to put first things first, which was to thank God for His deliverance.
This principle is one we should remember daily in our own lives. I hope you remember the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness and seek to put Him first in your life. God deserves first place in your heart because He always remembers and provides for you.
I think there are too many times that we fail to thank God for His faithfulness to us. There is a very convicting and compelling story in Luke 17 of 10 lepers who were healed by Jesus. After being miraculously healed and made complete for the first time in their lives, only 1 of the 10 men came back to Jesus in thankfulness and remembrance.
Would you or I have been like the one that remembered, or like the many that forgot? I don’t know the answer to that question, but I know what the answer should be. I want to be like the one man who remembered to come back and fall at Jesus’ feet in praise and gratitude. And I believe you feel the same way.
So make it a point to put God first in everything you do today—and then do the same thing tomorrow and the day after that!
REMEMBER GOD’S GOODNESS AND FAITHFULNESS TO YOU EVERY DAY.