Thursday, January 15, 2015

Devotion on Genesis 7 - Did All

In Genesis 6:22 and 7:5, the Scripture tells us that Noah did EVERYTHING or ALL that the Lord had commanded him.

Here's the problem: Everything and All sounds like a lot. Couldn't Noah have just done Some and Most, and be okay? I mean, he still would have been clear beyond everyone else in his obedience level! Some and Most would have been good enough, right?

Maybe.

God is merciful, after all. It's possible that He would have accepted Noah on the basis of Some and Most.

But does God ever do Some and Most?

Never! God is all in, all the time. He never wavers in His goodness, never falters in His love, and never takes a break from reaching out to us.

God is committed, and He deserves commitment.

Noah trusted that God would do what He said He was going to do. If God said He was going to flood the earth, that was what was going to happen. If God said that the way for Noah to be saved was to build an ark of such and such dimensions, that was the way to do it. If God said to take this many of each kind of animal, those kinds of animals would come to him.

All Noah had to do was do what God told him and he would be saved. Not only would he be saved but his whole family would be saved, the animals would be saved, and his big boat project would be a wild success.

If we are to be saved, if we want God to help save our loved ones, if we want Him to bless the things we're working on in life, do we dare answer His Everything and All with only Some and Most?

Commit yourself to following Noah's example of complete obedience to the One who is fully committed to you.

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