“Take no part of unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” — Ephesians 5:11
“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. A simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences”. — Proverbs 12:27
FEAR OF THE LORD AND OBEDIENCE TO HIM, IS THE SINGLE CHARACTERISTIC OF THOSE WHO WERE DELIVERED FROM IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION
FEAR AND THE ACCUSATION OF PROMOTING FEAR.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
We can see from this Bible Verse several things First, Noah was warned by God, that means that God has has principle by which He operates, those principles once known can be instructional. We see those circumstances develop again and we can be assured God will act the same way.
Second, those warnings from God elicited a holy FEAR in Noah. Yes, FEAR, not all fear is bad, much of the fear we experience is a self preserving fear, a healthy fear, it tell us something is wrong and that we need to modify our behavior to prevent a calamity from befalling us.
Third, Noah acted on that FEAR, We know he built and ARK, that ARK took a lot of effort, not only an ARK, but that Food and Water to go on the ARK. He Prepared, So a Warning produced fear, which produced Action, which produce the saving of his family.
The results of the Warning, Fear, Action and Salvation.
This is what get to me, people saying I am just going to have faith, Noah had faith, and his faith caused in him to commit a large portion of his life and efforts to that end. So we can see that one of the greatest acts of faith in the Bible also took extreme human effort. Faith without works is a dead faith.
Lesson, you have your faith and when the flood comes, you can look for driftwood, my faith is causing me to act (human effort) so in the time of calamity, I will have an ARK with food, water, and other supplies on board.
Also don’t think I will share this ARK with you, you are stubborn and stiffnecked, you refuse to rightly divide God’s Word. You can then look for your driftwood, Your cries of “That’s not Fair” will go totally unheeded.
Robert Griswold, Owner — Ready Made Resources