Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jan 22: Genesis 7

Today's reading in our daily plan is Genesis 7. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)

  • You may have noticed that Noah took a pair of every animal, but seven of the "clean" animals. Strange, right? But the "clean" animals were for Noah and his family to eat and to use to worship God.
  • Did you notice in verse 16 that it was God who shut Noah and his family in the ark along with all the animals? It's pretty cool that God took a personal interest in securing Noah and his family inside. 

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)

  • God gave Noah some really odd instructions that everyone would have thought were insane. But God didn't leave Noah alone to carry out his orders. Instead, God personally got involved and sent him the animals and secured them into the ark safely.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • When God asks us to do something, he promises to help us. Whatever God is prompting you to do (that maybe you're afraid of), know that he will be there to help you as you go.