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January 21, 2014

January 21, 2014

"The Wise Listen to God"

“Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to GOD; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.”  Proverbs 1: 7 MSG

Have you ever noticed something?  The moment you establish a goal in your life, you start hearing people say things like, “Who do you think you are?” or “It can’t be done!” or “Forget about that!”

There is an antidote to these voices of doubt.  Instead of listening to them, listen to the voice of God.  Just think what Noah must have heard when he was told to build an ark.

People had never seen rain.  He was miles from any body of water.  I’m sure there were people who said things like, “That guy, Noah, thinks God speaks to Him.  What he really doing is messing up our property values by building that ark and we're tired to it.

The Bible reminds us that Noah listened to God.  What did he hear?  He heard God’s warning that the world was going to be destroyed.  He heard what he had not yet seen and that’s what faith is – being certain of something you don’t see.

Noah didn’t turn his back on his neighbors.  He tried to tell them about the coming disaster, but they wouldn’t listen.

Noah did.  He didn’t turn his back on the vision God had given him.  Instead, he faithfully built the ark.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don