Genesis 6:9-7:24 – God’s Righteous Judgment and Grace Towards the Righteous

“The flood came as a surprise, and Christ’s second coming is going to come as a surprise. We tend to think that our experience is a good teacher, as if it were sufficient to make predictions about the future. We assume that because God hasn’t dramatically intervened with terrible judgment during our lives that such things will never happen. But Jesus’ warning is that just because the end hasn’t come yet doesn’t mean that it’s not going to. Another cataclysm is coming. These people were eating, drinking, partying, going to weddings, and living out their corrupt but comfortable existence-and then came the deluge. You’re a fool if you avoid what the Spirit of God is saying to you. If you’re not a Christian and are putting off responding to the claims of the gospel, be aware that there will come a day when there’s no longer a choice to make. Not every option stays open forever. If you’re a Christian, is the Lord calling for a response from you, an act of repentance or obedience that you are avoiding? The warning is to take seriously what God takes seriously. The end will always come as a surprise.”
Steve Zeisler

1 Peter 3:20
The patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.

Matthew 24:36-39
But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

Read Genesis 6:9-7:24

In these verses, we see with certainty that God is offended by sin and judges with righteousness. How can this serve as reminder to you in areas where you fall? And we also see God’s graciousness to save his people. How does this demonstration of grace with its reminders of forgiveness and the power of God amidst disaster encourage you to greater worship and godly living?

Cornerstone by Hillsong

Posted on: October 15, 2015 - 10:00PM

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