05 January: Surviving Global Meltdown
Many people had disregarded the Jewish version of history as irrelevant fable, that’s not to be taken seriously. But today’s chapter takes “believing the unbelievable” to a whole new level.
READ GENESIS 7 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In his book, QuieTimes, Max E. Anders said that a Believer doesn’t need to worry about “random blows of fate”. If there is a Creator God in the first place, and if He created us in His own image to be like Him, then we can be sure that He’ll protect His investment. So what interests me as I read this chapter, is the Creator’s salvation plan. After digging a bit deeper, and piecing together the puzzle pieces dotted about in the first six chapters, I wonder if this 7th Chapter isn’t a judgement story at all. The Playwright is actually telling us His story of salvation in history so that we can trust Him for planning and preparing our salvation in our future.
It seems to me that, if our Maker can bring uneducated animals, birds and insects to an ark in time to survive a global meltdown, He can certainly draw humans to Himself today.[a]
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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Wanting to speak directly with the God who Saves? Jesus’ own prayer (below) will help…[b]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
I’ll glory in the Lord my God! Let the afflicted hear and rejoice with me. Glorify the Lord and let us exalt His Name together. [Psalm 34:2-3]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Issues you know of around the World[c]
Your Country: God’s Grace for Your Countrymen
Yourself: Faithfulness with Your Time
Your concerns for today
Lord thank-you that You hear the cries of the victims of injustice. You’ve promised to certainly hear their cry. [Exodus 22:23]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Thank-you God that if Your people, who are called by Your Name, humble themselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from their wicked ways, then You’ll hear from heaven. You’ll forgive their sin and will heal their land. [2 Chronicles 7:14]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
Through You, Lord, I’ve gained access by faith into this grace in which I now stand. And I boast now in the hope of the glory of God. [Romans 5:2]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[d] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator God’s Salvation Plan
“God made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” [2 Corinthians 5:21]
[a] Acts 2:42-47 (Referencing v47)
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[c] Use the news to pray for recovery after natural disasters
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31