Don't Give Up!
Genesis 6: 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.
So you don’t like the world the way that it is? Too violent? Too crazy? Too expensive? Too weird? Too, too, too . . . . .
Well think about what it could have been like when Noah walked the earth. Corruption and violence we a way of life. That means that whatever you did, you cheated. That you had to take what you needed or wanted by force. There was no honesty - there was no kindness - it was miserable! Even worse! Nothing was going to change. Feeling like your Noah?
Well it does say in Matthew 24:37 - As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
That’s right - we are living in the last days. Being a Christian in the last days has to be a lot like Noah. He would have been the “weird” guy in his community. He didn’t cheat. He didn’t take what he wanted. He prayed and was “religious”. His faith was probably ridiculed, minimized and rationalized away. WOW!
But Noah never gave up on God. Therefore, God never gave up on Noah. Today’s message! Don’t give up!!