Genesis 6:9-22

 
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For this week, read Chapters 5-11.

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking him to meet you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

These are the generations of Noah.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation.

Noah walked with God.

And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence.

And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.

This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks.

For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.

But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.

Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive.

Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them.”

Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.

Devotion

God had a big project!

I’m not talking about building a big boat – one that’s a football field and a half long.

The project was to save the human race.

Building a boat was only part of the project.

The most important part of the project was that God needed a man of integrity, someone who walked with Him, to do the job.

When you read Genesis, there’s really no question as to whether or not Noah will build the ark, because from the beginning God addresses the character of His man, Noah.

Sometimes I think that if God would give me a great big project to do for Him, then I’d jump in and do it.

The truth is that the decisions I make today determine whether or not I’d even be ready.

Ask God to help you today to walk with Him – even in the little things.

The Big Question

What kind of job do you think God would give you?

How are you walking with Him today so that you’re ready when God’s looking for His person?