One person can make a world difference
Genesis 6:8 “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord”
Because of Noah’s grace with God, he not only made “a world a difference”, he “made a difference in the world.”
Genesis 6:7 “So the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I made them.”
Noah was one person who was able to “make a difference” by becoming an instrument in saving mankind from total destruction by the flood.
Genesis 6:9 “Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.”
Noah’s priority was to be focused on having a righteous lifestyle that was pleasing to God.
Genesis 6:14 “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch.”
Noah was singled out by God from his contemporaries and God chose him as the person to accomplish this great work.
Genesis 6:13 “And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has become before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
Violence and corruption filled the earth during this time that Noah was living. The reason that Noah stood out as one who “walked with God”, was because he did not allow what was going on around him to affect his fellowship with God.
Genesis 6:22 “Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.”
Because of Noah’s faith in God and his obedience to what God commanded him to do, Noah became “one person that made a difference”. Noah’s family, the many animals and every living thing that was in the ark during the flood, survived the flood.
Genesis 8:1“Then God remember Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.”
After the flood, Noah continued to show his faith and displayed his gratefulness to God by building an alter and making a sacrifice, which God accepted.
Genesis 8:20 “Then Noah built an alter to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the alter”. Vs 21”And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in his heart, I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.”
Many times we may feel that what we are doing is something small, minor or of no significance. That way of thinking can be a distraction and keep us from accomplishing what God has instructed or commanded us to do. When God commands us to do something, let us remember the powerful example that Noah displayed.
Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
All of mankind have benefited from what Noah did, Noah was truly a person that made “a world of difference”.
” Lord Jesus, may your people remain focused on what you have commanded them to do, and remember the example that Noah displayed.” Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev.