Noah was a righteous and blameless man, among the people of his time, and he walked with God. God saw that the earth was filled with corruption, violence and depravity however, Noah did all that the Lord commanded him to do.¹
Since creation, it had not rained on the earth but God told Noah to build an ark because he was going to flood the earth and every living thing would die. Only Noah, his wife, his 3 sons and their wives and a pair of every animal would survive the flood, since he had found favor with the Lord. It was by faith, that Noah obeyed God, who warned him about something that had never happened before and built the ark to save his family from the flood.²
Today, our grandchildren are growing up in an ungodly world, full of corruption, violence, and depravity where truth is questioned. Adrian Rogers gives us a good description of our culture today. “Prayer is out. Police are in. Bibles are out. Values clarification is in. The Ten Commandments are out. Social engineering is in. Creation is out. Evolution is in. History is out. Revisionism is in.” ³
As grandparents, let’s pray our dear grandchildren will live a moral, respectable and honorable life, finding favor with God, obeying all of His commands as Noah did. They will only find fulfillment walking with the Lord and obeying His Word. Encourage your grandchildren to recognize the tide of the world so they may refuse to go along with it, standing firm in their faith.
By Lillian Penner
¹ Genesis 6:9, 11, 22
² Hebrews 11:7
³ Adapted from a devotional Love Worth Finding Ministries by Adrian Rogers. July 3, 2010.