In Step

Genesis chapter 6 says, “This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence” (Genesis 6:9-11).

Noah was a righteous man in the midst of a world that had become completely corrupt. I’m sure the people around him thought of him as a weirdo or nut. “Why doesn’t he do like we do;” “He doesn’t party with us;” “He’s some kind of religious nerd.” In their eyes he was the one who was off base. But, God is the judge of all mankind and He determines who is off base or on.

Even with all the corruption around him, Noah remained blameless. He didn’t have a life group of fellow believers to encourage him. He didn’t have Christian life radio, books on every subject or even the Bible. So, how did he do it? How did he manage to stay pure in an impure world? He walked with God! He walked WITH God. He wasn’t following behind or running out front. He was in step with God. His relationship with the Almighty was that close.

We need to be as Noah–able to walk in step with God. Only one way to get there–we have to spend time with Him. We have to have one-on-one, best friend talks with Him. We need to seek Him with all our heart.

When the ark was completed and God’s judgment was at hand, He said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. And Noah and his sons and his wife and his son’s wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood” (Genesis 7:1,7).

Noah’s whole family was saved because he remained blameless. Men, it’s not easy to remain pure in a corrupt world. Our neighbors and co- workers and even our friends and family may not understand our desire to walk with God. They may not understand, but they are not our judge; God is. It is God who determines who is on base or off or, in the ark or in the water.

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