July 2, 2007
Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.
Sometimes it’s tough to be a man or woman who walks with God. But imagine how hard it must have been for Noah. The Bible tells us that except for Noah and his family, the hearts and minds of everyone in his generation were so evil that sin is all they could think about.
Noah was a man who stood against the prevailing tide of society. He stood alone—and he stood out like a sore thumb when the evil people around him laughed and taunted him as he lived righteously and built the ark in his front yard.
Since our generation is much like Noah’s, the question of the day is this: Are you going to stand against the tide of society? I realize the powerful presence of evil in our society; I know that it’s very difficult some days to live godly in the midst of such a perverse generation. But we must wade into the water and stand strong against the heavy tide of society.
Noah proclaimed to the people around him that it would rain soon. Since rain had never touched the earth before this time, people thought this was ridiculous and laughed all the more. And just like Noah, we’re doing the same thing today: proclaiming the wrath of God that is to come…and the hope that is found in Jesus Christ.
People may laugh or ignore us, but we know something that Noah also knew: God is faithful to deliver on His Word. So let me encourage you today to keep standing firm as you live for Christ, and keep sharing His Word with those around you. Some will hear and believe!
DETERMINE TO STAND FIRM AGAINST THE EVIL TIDE OF OUR WORLD.