Genesis 7 (January 7)

                                                                     Closed Doors

            “Go into the ark, you and all your household…”

            Since the beginning God has had a tremendous interest in the family.  The family was the first institution ever created, and is the bonding nucleus for a successful society. in fact, the government and the church would not exist if there was no family.

            There is nothing more pleasing to God, than to see an entire family entering through the “doors” of salvation in Christ, and worshipping Him together.  Noah’s arksymbolizes our salvation from the penalty of sin, because Noah and his family were saved from the ravaging flood.  Is your family inside this “ark” today?

            “…and the Lord shut him in.”

            The doors of salvation are still open wide today, although they will not remain open forever.  God shut the doors leading to the ark and those who were out perished. Do you know someone who is “out”?  The world needs to know that “now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

            “Only Noah was left…”

            Who will be standing after the return of the Lord?  Only the conquerors.  And who are these conquerors?  Those who believe that Jesus is God’s Son (I John 5:1-5).

            In this world we will persecuted, ridiculed and tempted almost to the point of defeat.  But a day is coming when the doors of heaven will open wide and a trumpet will signal that is time to come home.  As for the unbelievers, the doors will shut forever and they will never see God.  Aren’t you glad that you are “inside” today?

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