Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ark Thou a Replica? (Featured Daily Devotional)

Day 4


Ark Thou a Replica?

Genesis 6:8

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

   People are fascinated by Noah’s ark. Toy stores sell ark play sets, which we sometimes use in telling Noah’s story in Sunday school classes. Adults seem as interested as children. A high-budget Hollywood movie is in the works; and in recent years a number of replicas of Noah’s ark have appeared around the world.

   Replicas of Noah’s ark are interesting, but what we really need are replicas of Noah himself. The Bible says: “Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time and he walked in close fellowship with God” (Genesis 6:9 NLT).

   We live in a world where values are reversed, evil is spoken of as good, and good is vilified as evil. That’s how it was in Noah’s day too. Yet he lived for God despite his culture, and so must we.

   In a corrupt world, we can be righteous. In a dark world, we can have fellowship with God. Let’s replicate the righteous convictions of Noah. Let’s follow the example of Him who was greater than Noah---our Lord Jesus.

Recommended reading: Genesis 6:1-12


Noah lived when the rest perished. He became heir of righteousness when others were condemned. May God make us all so, and unto His name shall be the glory.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

From: David Jeremiah’s “Turning Points” Magazine & Devotional

Turning Points