Walking With God
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31)
This is a remarkable and refreshing thought that our Creator, the Creator of all, gazes over us and mentions it is good. However, by Genesis Chapter 3, we have the fall, the curse, and then sin enters, corrupting the perfect peace and unity between humanity and the Creator. If that is not enough, by Genesis Chapter 6, God declares, “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.” (Genesis 6:6) The Lord entrusted humanity to maintain all his creation, and we failed. With all the sin, selfishness, consumerism, and the issues mankind encompasses, is there an answer?
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. (Genesis 6:9)
Noah was righteous, not just because he did the right things, but the fact that he walked with God. Walking with God produces a character that stands out in the eyes of the Lord, respecting what the Lord respects, honoring what the Lord honors, and regarding what the Lord regards. As Christians, is it healthy to ask ourselves: when individuals come in contact with me, would they attest that I was blameless or righteous, or would they even know that I walk with God?
Here’s a challenge. Ask three close associates that will give you an honest assessment about how they perceive you. Then follow David’s example, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” (139:23) – Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy, the Raws Kitchen Manager and a student at Lancaster Bible College
Think About This: Anyone who tries self-sufficiency in the spiritual life soon falls prey to illusion. John the Evangelist
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18