Wait in hope


God had asked Noah to prepare an ark to save his family and his creation. Noah faithfully obeyed and did all that God had commanded him to and just seven days before the flood, the Bible says that God informed Noah that he was going to send rain, in seven days , for a period of forty days and forty nights, and destroy every living substance from off the face of the earth (Genesis 7:4). God has warned Noah of the impending cataclysmic flood and now God had given him a timeline – another seven days to go, before his word was to come true.

I wondered, what those seven days would have been like for Noah? Wondered if thoughts of doubt would have crept into his mind? There was never an universal flood like what God had said before that time. Noah had to continue to trust God at his word as he did to prepare the ark that God had commissioned him to. Now it was the final hour and God had to come through – he had to wait in hope, and that is what he did.

Points to ponder:
The Bible speaks of the judgment of God that every one must face one day (2 Corinthians 5:10) and while we await that day, we need to wait in hope, without wavering in our faith. Noah believed in God and trusted him at his word. Do we?

Genesis 7:4 (KJV)
For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

2 Corinthians 5:10 (KJV)
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Titus 2:12-14 (KJV)
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

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