FAITH CAPSULE: Do not be intimidated to be doing wrong, but be motivated doing good.
Under heaven, all should know and be discouraged from doing evil as Ecclesiastes 8:11 says, “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”
Doing evil is nothing but wickedness.
At the time wickedness multiplied on the face of the earth, God’s judgment over the wicked one was inevitable before God.
For example, during the days of Noah, when wickedness became increasingly unacceptable before God, Noah was the only one in his generation that was kept for salvation. The Bible records, “…Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”
In the time of Noah, all the people on the face of the earth could not escape God’s judgment. If you are the only one that is doing right in the midst of all that is doing wrong before God, do not be intimidated to be doing wrong, but be motivated doing good.
Noah could not be intimidated to stop doing right but gained attention before God for God’s grace of salvation.
Today Jesus, the grace of God, has already come and He is here for those that will come out of wickedness, to receive and believe Him as Lord and Savior.
To receive and believe Him is like gaining entrance into the ark that delivered Noah from God’s judgment.
Receiving and believing in Jesus will also deliver in the time of God’s judgment of the world.
Noah found grace, and salvation was his portion.
Also, God’s salvation is to be remembered by God.
Noah gained the grace of salvation with the need to be remembered by God, Genesis 8:1 records, “Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.” (Genesis 8:1)
The Grace of God, the Lord Jesus, is already here and all should walk with God, to be remembered by Lord God just as Noah was remembered.
How then can all be remembered?
Among ways to be remembered is to be consistent with the Word of God.
Malachi 3:16 testifies, “Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So, a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name.” (Malachi 3:16)
Living life in the fear of God will grant access to the ark of salvation, not to become a victim that is set for the wicked ones.
Allow the fear of God, His testimonies to always be the center of your conversation and meditation. Malachi 3:16 points out that God will listen; He will hear every meditation.
Care to be remembered by God, study the word of God by meditating on the word of God. Fear God!
Prayer for today: Ask for your heart to be constantly engaged with the word of God.