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Jan032015

A SOLITARY PLACE

Have you ever thought about the fact that had it not been for one righteous man on the earth who could hear God's voice and choose to obey even when it was a total mystery to him you would not exist. 

This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God. (‭Genesis‬ ‭6‬:‭9‬ NLT)

It is mind blowing that out of all the population of the earth only one man was righteous enough to attract the favor of God and thus save humanity from being wiped off the face of the earth. Talk about a lonely place. Can you imagine being different from everyone on the face of the earth?

What a price it must have cost Noah prior to the flood, not to mention what it cost to be obedient till the end. Noah is was over 500 years old and having to build a huge boat to save his family and the animals from rain that was never seen before. Then floating around for 150 days and once the water dried up he and his family had a major start all over alone phase. 100 years of doing what appeared to be mundane every day task. Chopping trees, transpoting them, cutting them to specification, taking care of every day survival task of growing crops, tending flock, etc, etc, etc.  Not to mention the daily family interaction that happens as well as resisting temptation and standing in the midst of scorn. Noah was a strong man, physically and spiritually. 

God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land. (‭Psalms‬ ‭68‬:‭6‬ NKJV)

Being obedient to what God calls us to do reaches further than ourselves. It has to do with the salvation and blessings of your family for generations.  It preserved Noah's blood line which would bring forth the promised seed, Jesus.

Our destiny may thrust us into a lonely place full of hard work. It may seem mundane, not glamerous, but the reward is passed from generation to generation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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