Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jan 28: Genesis 8

Today's reading in our daily plan is Genesis 8. 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?)
  • In this chapter, we read about how Noah and his family were in the boat for a long time, but God remembered Noah and ended the flood.
  • Did you notice that Noah obeyed God in every step, and all along the way God protected and provided for Noah and his family? Even after the water had gone down and Noah could see the dry ground, he waited for God to tell him to leave the boat. Surely Noah was tempted to go out on his own, but he waited for God’s command.
  • As soon as Noah was safely on dry ground he took time to worship God and thank him. Then God promised to never again allow the earth to flood completely.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • The account of Noah and the flood is a great lesson for us to remain in touch with God for every step in our lives. Noah is also a great example of patience and trusting God.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • Are you having a tough time waiting for God on something right now? Or do you have difficulty trusting God to take care of you and your family in what you’re going through? 
  • Follow Noah’s lead: stay in constant communication with God and trust that he knows better than you do.