Marriage and Family
Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.” Genesis 7:1 ESV
This generation is worse than any other!
Have you ever felt that way? Is it true? I think there is a lot that would need to be considered if one were going to really make that judgment. Although, one generation comes to mind when evaluating which one is better than the other. Noah’s generation.
Noah’s generation was so wicked that God wiped them off the face of the earth with a global flood. And yet, God said that Noah was righteous in his generation.
I don’t really want to compare this generation to Noah’s generation, although, by the standard that I read in the Bible, there is much evil and wickedness in this generation. In fact, I believe there is so much evil and wickedness, it is dulling our moral senses. How are you protecting your family from this?
It seems evident from scripture that God’s will for me and my family is to be righteous. Righteousness and dull moral senses don’t go together. The passage above says that Noah was righteous before God. I wonder what that looked like…
If Noah lived today, I wonder what areas his righteousness would have influenced; would it have influenced his:
- Movie selection?
- Music playlists?
- His Facebook browsing?
- Pursuit for Purity?
- Bible reading?
- Prayer life?
- Work ethic?
- Attitude toward every person?
I think Noah’s righteousness probably touched every area of his life. There are a few items I personally need to work on. How about you?
Pursuing righteousness through an intimate relationship with Jesus increases our families’ ability to be right before God in this generation.
My encouragement for us in 2017: Be right before God this year by pursuing righteousness through an intimate relationship with Jesus!
5 Steps to Pursue Righteousness through Jesus:
- Read the Bible every day.
- Pray every day.
- Make right choices every day.
- Seek counsel from a godly person weekly.
- Practice Jesus being your Lord every day.