Daily Archives: January 5, 2018

Daily Bible Study

Picking up where we left off yesterday, we see that the world had become very corrupt and God had had enough. Can you imagine how awful it must have been? We see our world moving quickly away from God and becoming a very corrupt and violent place. It makes one wonder how close we are to seeing God’s judgment fall on our land. God however found a man whose walk was pleasing and who, the Bible says, was righteous. This brings up a good question; how does one become righteous? The Bible says in Genesis 15:6 that Abram “believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” That’s what faith is, believing! Romans 4:20-24 says, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead”  We can follow in Noah’s footsteps by exercising faith in God.

It was this corrupt and violent earth that prompted God to start over. God instructed Noah to gather a remnant of animals along with his family, build an ark and prepare for a flood of world-wide devastation. This is where we are called upon to exercise FAITH. You either believe or you don’t! I have chosen to believe God and His Word, the Bible.

Noah and his family were in the ark for over a year.  When they came off of the ark there was nothing but them and the animals they kept alive. They were starting over. There is something wonderful about starting over! That’s the way it seems as we start a new year. We resolve to learn from the mistakes we made last year and before and refuse to make those mistakes again. But there’s a NEW START even better than that! It’s called a NEW BIRTH by the Lord Jesus. “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 If you do not know that you have been BORN AGAIN, you absolutely must take care of that immediately. How is one born again? A jail keeper in Philippi asked that same question,  “And [the jailer] brought them [Paul and Silas] out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:30-31 That’s how Abram got it; BELIEVE!

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