The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. Genesis 6:5-9 NIV
Only the physically blind and physically deaf would not know about all the wickedness in the land, residing in the hearts of people–determined to do evil. This is not the first time this has happened and it probably won’t be the last, but when there is at least one–who has found favor with God, there is yet hope for humanity.
We know because of God’s Word that He has already determined there is a remnant who will be saved, but do we know how to be part of that remnant? Is there a Noah–someone who is righteous, blameless among the people, and walking faithfully with God? Have we strayed so far from God that none can hold back God’s wrath?
Whenever we read The Word, we must open our hearts to hear God speak to us and know that nothing that occurs in our world that surprises God.
God is not surprised by the legalization of living in opposition to His Word. He’s had a remedy for that before now, and it’s written in His Word.
He’s not surprised by the political contamination that promotes bigotry and hatred and the abuse of women. He’s dealt with that before now.
He’s not surprised by children turning against parents and parents killing their own children. He’s addressed that in His Word.
Whatever happens in our lifetime, has already been addressed and when we know The Lord and have a relationship with Him, we will hear Him when He warns us; we will find favor with God.
With all of the animosity generated by a political campaign, I’m praying for wisdom to be poured out into the hearts of all so sanity and peace will reside in the land. I’m praying for those who know God to continue to seek Him in all we do and all that is being done to glorify Him, not man or woman.
Whenever we forsake God and His Word, we create an environment for evil to creep in and take over those who do not know God. As long as there are people who refuse to acknowledge God and live according to His Word, we will always be subjected to the rise of wickedness in the land. I have faith–in God and mankind–and that we shall find favor with God and He will use those of us who know Him to be the remedy that establishes a safety zone for all who believe.
We should all be Noahs–walking blamelessly before God, living righteously, and finding favor in His sight. Are we, can we, shall we be the Noahs that God showers us with favor?