A BLESSED LIFE

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. Genesis 7:9

This is the secret of a Holy and Blessed Life. Most of our sorrows and disappointments have come on us because we have chosen our own path, and done according to our own will.

In obeying, we must sometimes walk in the dark. – When Noah began to walk with God, he knew not that it would lead him into collision with his generation, with the suggestions of common sense and experience, and with much that he held dear as life. But walking on each day, he grew strong to trust in the bare word of his Almighty Guide, and grasped it like men in the catacombs will keep their hand on a tiny string or cord, until the first streak of daylight appears. Obey absolutely the voice that speaks in thy heart; the way is dark, but it is the way.

In obeying, we must learn to wait. – For one hundred and twenty years the long-suffering of God waited, and during that weary period, this true heart failed not. Then for seven days, the Patriarch waited within the closed doors. It is not easy to bear the long strain of endurance. To rush into the battle, to do something desperate, to strike for liberty – this is the choice of the flesh; but to live in hourly fear, to toil on without result, to see the years stealing away the bank or shoal on which our heart had erected its structures of hope – this is hardest of all, unless our hope is anchored beyond life’s ebb and swell.

In obeying God others obey us. – How came it that these creeping things and flying fowls, these living creatures, clean and unclean, entered the Ark so tamely and submissively? Surely a Divine constraint was upon them. When we are under authority, we can say, “Go,” “Come,” “Do this.” All things serve the man who serves the Divine Master, Christ.

One hymn writer puts it this way “The night is dark and I am far from home, Lead Thou me on”. How many of us can sing this song with that Blessed assurance that Jesus is yours? This morning let us take a look back on our journey since we came to know the Lord as our Saviour and see how far have you gone forward compare to the distance you fell backwards. So, many people gave up when they hit a dark spot, but I have good news for you this morning. When the door of the ark was closed God was on the inside. Here you see the love of God in the ark like in the heart of the ark. That was the Blessed assurance to Noah. Have a nice day.

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