Monday, February 15, 2016

A Heart for God

A Heart for God by Joan Cook

"But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. This is the account of Noah.  Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God." Genesis 6:8,9

In my travels, I have the opportunity to see the mighty power and awesomeness of God at work in so many peoples' lives.  Unfortunately, the works of Satan are also alive and well.  Sin and evil are rampant today, as in the days of Noah. In Genesis 6, the Bible says that God was actually sorry that He had made man and was grieved in His heart.  Evil had enveloped the earth and man had chosen the things of the world rather than the things of God.  How sad to think that Almighty God was sorry He had created man!  The Bible goes on to say that God looked around the earth and found one man in whom He was pleased.  That man was Noah.  Noah had found favor in God's eyes.  WOW!  Can you imagine being the one person on the entire earth that had found favor with God.

In today's society, we know sin is rampant.  You've only to look at the headlines of your local newspaper to find that man's heart is not for God, but for self.  We know Satan is at work in this old world and daily he is trying to infest man with the disease called sin.  But, we have reason to rejoice!  God is looking for men and women who have a heart for Him. What made God take notice of Noah and single him out?  Let's look and see:

1. Noah found favor with God (Gen. 6:8)

What exactly is favor?  Webster defines favor as a kind, friendly and gracious attitude. Remember God was sorry He had made man, but when He looked at Noah, He had a kind, friendly and gracious attitude toward him. Wow!

2. Noah was righteous (Gen. 6:9)

Usually when we think of righteousness or being righteous we think "holier than thou". Righteous really means that we meet the standards of what is right and moral. With sin so rampant, Noah was the "odd" man who stood out of the crowd. He did what was right and moral. His environment was sinful, yet he chose to be righteous.

3. Noah was blameless in his time (Gen. 6:9)

One who is blameless is someone who is innocent. Noah lived among heathens, but was innocent in all his ways. He lived in the world, but was not a part of the world.

4. Noah walked with God (Gen. 6:9)

Only two men in the entire Bible are said to have walked with God, Enoch and Noah. One of the definitions of walking means, to conduct oneself or behave in a given manner. I believe Noah behaved in a manner that was worthy. He followed or journeyed with God.

Does your life have the attributes of Noah? Are you finding favor with your Master?  Are you righteous and blameless before God?  Strive to walk with the Lord daily, being an example for others to follow.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you a greater heart for Him. Pray that you will find favor with God, seek to live righteously and blamelessly, and walk with God.

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