Day: November 1, 2012

Melding Epochs

Ron Graham 90x115by Ron Graham

“And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Genesis 6:7.

In the days leading up to the flood of Noah wickedness not only prevailed but was so pervasive it had fully tainted mankind. This wickedness put God in a very precarious position. God was actually sorry He had created man and He had no choice but to wipe out the huge majority of His creation and begin again. Let’s take just a moment to contemplate the severity of that wicked world and how God’s only recourse was a worldwide flood to purge wickedness from earth.

Not Favorites But Intimates

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. Acts 10:34

And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face as a man speaketh unto his friend. Exodus 33:11

Someone said it well, “God has intimates but no favorites.” He has no pets. He may seem to grant to some more success, greater blessings, than to others but, whatever the reasons are, known best to Himself, favoritism is not one of them. He sends rain upon the just and the unjust. He is no respecter of persons.

But He has closer fellowship with some, reveals Himself to them more fully, confides in them His deepest secrets. So He did with Enoch, with Abraham, “the friend of God,” with Moses, not because of special merit in them or favoritism with Him, but because in His sovereign will He chose to do so.