Reading for today
Old Testament: Genesis 7, 8, 9
New Testament: Matthew 3
Thoughts from today’s reading
Genesis 7:4. God gave Noah exactly 7 days notice for when the flood would come. Noah had prepared for years before this to build the ark in obedience to God. He was told a flood would come but had no idea when it would happen. The update came when he had completed the instruction from God to build the ark.
If God had given Noah the date of the flood before he started building, he may have been giving God reasons why he could not complete the ark before D-day, or he may have relaxed and not prepared thinking he had time.
1. Ask for the grace to be obedient to Gods instructions to you knowing that when your obedience is complete, He is ready to deal with all disobedience from any quarters that work against you.
2. Ask for wisdom to always prepare even when it’s not apparent that you need to, so that you are ready to respond to situations even at the shortest notice.