God gave food, water, and light; things of nature like sunsets, mountains, and beaches. He created people with ideas for inventions so that His creation is managed productively. But because of the fall in the account of Adam and Eve, the most generous gift is His Son.
Perhaps the greatest miracle ever is the miracle of birth. We are a miracle; somebody incredibly special. The language of God called DNA was written out to describe who we are ordained to be. God made us all and to this day, the human body is far more advanced than any other technologically advanced thing known in the world. The human body is fearfully and wonderfully made and the God of the heavens is the one who put it together. It is when sin enters in that there is a problem.
But because of the gift of His Son, there is a freedom – a freedom that helps us live, give, and love – a freedom that will speak and teach. God’s way lays out a clear path for us all to follow but as pointed out in history, humanity has decided to get off the path. We can always get back on if each individual determines to take responsibility for our own actions and if we follow the path laid down by God. As we travel along our journey through life, the reward will come in time.
I hope your year has gotten off to a strong start. Many of you may be involved in trying to accomplish new goals for the year. To keep going as you strife to accomplish these goals, it’s important that you reflect, evaluate, rest, adjust, and set out with the ultimate reward in mind. For Christians, the ultimate reward is hearing these words: “Well done my faithful servant”.
As the journey continues through God’s Word for the weeks to come. The mission of this blog is to bring out ways to apply His Word in our life at work, at home, and within our neighborhoods. The questions for reflection for the study of Genesis 5-8 below will help bring out some thoughts and ideas over the next two weeks.
Apart from difficulties in transmitting and translating Hebrew numbers, why, do you think people seemed to live longer during the time right after Adam and Eve? What does to walk with God mean? How are you walking with God today?
How are the moral and physical world related? In this passage, does God have second thoughts about making mankind? In the long time of building the ark what reservations, fears, doubts, and problems may have beset Noah? How do you respond to “incredible, strange, and unpopular” instructions from God?
What happens to Noah? While you are protected by God, what job has He given you to do today? What are you doing to lessen mankind’s corruption and pollution on earth?
What are your feelings when tragedy happens to those who reject God? How does Noah respond to God’s deliverance? What has God done for you recently? How have you responded?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast