Saturday, January 03, 2009
Day 3 ~ Genesis 8-11
Notes: Chapter 8 - The flood recedes. Countless times throughout the Bible we see God showing his love and patience toward men and women in order to save them. Although he realise that their hearts are evil, he continues to try to reach them. When we sin we fall away from God, we surely deserve to be destroyed by his judgment. But God has promised never again to destroy everything on earth until the judgment day when Christ returns to destroy evil forever, Now every change of season is a reminder of his promise.
Chapter 9 ~ Repopulating the earth.
Chapter 10~ Descendants of Noah.
Chapter 11 ~ The tower of Babel. The tower of Babel was a great human achievement, a wonder of the world, But it was a monument to the people themselves rather than to God. We may build monuments to ourselves (expensive clothes, big houses, fancy car, important job) to call attention to our achievements. These may not be wrong in themselves, but when we use them to give us identity and self - worth they take God's place in our lives.
I find myself asking this question frequently these days as I pray, "Is what I am asking for to glorify myself or God?". Can't tell you how many times the answer has made decisions more simple for me, and sometimes even easier to let certain dreams/desires go.
Blessings, Beth Ann
Tomorrow ~ Genesis 12 - 15