Abandon Your Ark!

June 11, 2023

On the day Noah emerged from the ark, he turned from being a boat-builder to being an altar-builder. His right response to God’s saving mercy was sacrifice and worship. Gratitude surged in his heart to the God who had preserved him and his family through the rolling waves and wind. 

Then followed thunder! Was the sky about to open up and bring the water back up the slopes of the mountain? Should Noah round up his kin and hurry back to the ark’s safety?

You and I know that the boom wasn’t in fact the rending of the sky but the thundering of God’s voice as He declared:

According to Proverbs 2:7, God “stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.” If you want to leave your children a legacy that will mean something, let them see you lead a godly life.

“This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations; I have set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall serve as a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. It shall come about, when I make a cloud appear over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud, and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the rainbow is in the cloud, then I will look at it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Genesis 9:12-17

After receiving this incredible covenant and the powerful sign of the rainbow, wouldn’t it have been shocking if Noah had said to his family, “Let’s keep the ark and live close by to it, because we never know when there might be another flood like the one we just survived.”

Yet, the truth is that many of us make this very mistake when it comes to God’s Word.

  • We have His promises but fail to live in the light of them.
  • We have the treasures of God’s Word but continue to live as paupers.
  • We are surrounded by the feast of God’s bountiful promises but fail to be nourished by His wonderful provision.

Let’s not fall into this tragic trap. Let’s avail ourselves of God’s promises so that we might truly live as people of the New Covenant. Only then will we live the abundant life Jesus offers and be filled with confidence, boldness, and hope – not just in eternity but as a transformative experience in the here and now. 

Friend, it’s time to abandon your ark and live in the power of God’s promises!

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