Scripture Reading: Luke 17:27
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Reflections: It rained for forty days and nights. The earth had never experienced such level of torrential rainfall before. The waters covered the surface of the entire earth. Every plant was submerged and destroyed. Every house including its inhabitants were drowned and were no more. However, seconds before all these could take place, Noah and his family were ushered into the specially built ark which could withstand the ravages of the rain water. So even though everything and everybody was gone, Noah and his family remained untouched. They were kept safe and free. Noah could not be destroyed because he walked in righteousness (Genesis 6:9). The rest never did so. ‘To be righteous’ is a covenant rooted behavior and denotes one who remains on the path of the covenant terms. It is like yielding to a mandate to walk in a straight line all the time. The standards of God’s word constitutes the covenant terms God has established for His children. It is the path of righteousness carved for His children to walk on. Like Noah, once you keep to that path, you will be insulated from divine judgements and destruction.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to walk in righteousness and to heed your voice in all circumstances.
Confession. I walk in righteousness. I am kept by it’s power. I am insulated from divine judgments.