Monday, August 21, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 August 21

"And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he." (Genesis 6:13-22)

Today’s Morsel:  Last September, I visited the replicate of the Ark that they say is the exact dimension spoken by God to Noah in the book of Genesis.  I was taken aback at the size and the design.  How would you have liked to have been the one chosen by God to build the Ark as Noah was? What a task.  One hundred years of labor on the same project.  But Noah shows us consistency and commitment to obeying God’s command.  The writer of Hebrews states that, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Hebrews 11:7).  This Ark was built not only to preserve the creature’s life, but human life.  Noah found grace in God’s eyes and he was chosen by God for this great task. Therefore, I conclude, those who leave a good legacy often times are those who find grace in God’s eyes for His purpose.

Sing: Grace! Grace! God’s grace; grace that will pardon and cleanse within  Grace! Grace! God’s grace; grace that is greater than all our sins.

Thought For Today: By grace are you saved.

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