The rains fell, the fountains of the deep were broken up, the water rose and Noah and his family went
into the ark as God had commanded: “Come thou and all thy house into the ark” (Genesis 7:1).
God does not require sinless perfection, but He does demand personal righteousness. God requires
parents to set a proper example before their children. Parents, here are three principles that will help you:
1. God requires obedience. “Thus did Noah according to all that God commanded from, so did he.“(Genesis 6:22). “And God blessed Noah and his sons” (Genesis 9:1.) So be obedient.
2. God remembers the family that trusts Him. “God remembered Noah” (Genesis 8:1). God remembers those who trusat in Him.
3. God rejoices when families worship Him at an altar of prayer.
“And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on
“And the Lord smelled a swet savour, and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake.” Vs. 20,21.
He wanted to preserve every family. He wanted every family to build an altar and to worship Him. God rejoices to see the family together at the altar.
God wants you to survive the storm that is threatening your family. If it is a storm of temptation, materialism
or neglect, if it is a storm of carelessness- whatever it may be, God wants your family to survive the storm.
God has proven His concern in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ; in the power of the Holy Spirit, and
in the writing of His Word. God has already proven to you that he wants you to survive the storm. He has raised an umbrella of protection over your family.
Remember, He built a hedge around Job and God has done the same thing for you!
Dr. Raymond Barber
“He that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain.” Isa 57:13
Every act of trust increases your capacity for God. Every time I trust Him I have more room for Him. He dwells within me in ever-richer fullness occupying room after room in my life. That is a glorious assurance and one that is filled with infinite comfort.
Let me repeat again, for it is the very music of the soul: little acts of trust makes larger room for God. In
my trifles I can prepare for emergencies. Along a commonplace road I can get ready for the hill. In the
green pastures and by the still waters I can prepare myself for the valley of the shadow.
For when I reach the hill, the shadows, the emergency, shall be God-possessed: He will dwell with me.
He lives in my life, He will direct my powers. It will not be that I speak, but my Father that speaketh in me.
He will govern my speech. He will empower my will. He will enlighten my mind. He will energize my entire life.