Monday Motivation: Standing Alone

We are creatures of comfort and with that comes our ingrained desire to be liked and agreed with.  Even the most staunch introverts and individual thinkers still wish to be heard and understood.

So, imagine if you will, what it was like in Noah’s day when he was commanded by God to build the ark.  Imagine what it was like to be the only man who stood for God in an evil, sinful generation.  Sometimes we bemoan the wickedness of our current time, but I believe it is nowhere near as bad as Noah’s time on earth.  It must have been if God wished to destroy his creation (Genesis 6:12-13).

But look at Noah’s example.  We have to look no further than Noah to see what it would look like to stand alone for God.  As difficult as that was, he was still willing to live a righteous and blameless life before God(Genesis 6:9).  Imagine not having the support of other Christians in the church like we do today.  Think about what it would be like to spend 100 years building the ark, all the while preaching to the lost of their impending judgment, and not having a single convert!  Would you get discouraged?  Would you still be willing to stand for God if you were the only one left to do so?

Today and every day, we as Christians must all make that decision.  Every day we must decide to deny ourselves, our desires and our wants, and live an obedient life for God (Luke 9:23).  Only in living by faith and giving our lives to God do we have the opportunity to save them (Luke 9:24).

Make that commitment right now to wholly and lovingly give your life to God.

-Joe

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2 thoughts on “Monday Motivation: Standing Alone

  1. Noah – a great man who loved the Lord with all his heart and soul. It takes strength to stand alone when no one will listen. Noah’s days on this earth were filled with a much greater amount of trials and tribulations than we have today. Great post Joe.

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