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Saturday, March 9, 2013

After the Storm

The world was destroyed by flood because people were so wicked and sinful. All had turned their back on God except a man named Noah. We are told in Genesis 8:15-18 what happened after the water subsided.
15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives.

The first thing that Noah did was worship God.

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. 22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

I think that is appropriate for all of us. Our first instinct should be to worship the God who never leaves us and will see us through all the trials in life.

Have you worshiped and praised Him today?

Be wise today and always - lift up your eyes to where your help comes from!