A Reprint from 2013′ – (from our oldie but goodies!)
“This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you. For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
It’s natural to think God’s mad at you when you sin. I believed God was perpetually-peeved at me because I habitually fell. The harder I tried to be holy, the more I messed up. In Noah’s day, the people were so wicked, that everybody who reads the account agrees they deserved to be dissolved off the planet. And, that’s exactly what happened, except for Noah’s crew. You might think, “Well, maybe I wasn’t as wicked as those people, but I have wilfully, intentionally, and blatantly sinned. I wonder if God wants to deep-fry me?” Well, if God wanted to destroy us for our sin, he would’ve already done it. The fact of the matter is that the love of God trumps all wilful and pathetically dumb sins that we have done or could ever do. In fact, his grace and promises back up his tenacious commitment to love us through our junk to the point of making us completely righteous if we place our faith in Christ. The more we see his love, the more we will naturally want to be like him. When we see a rainbow in the sky, the Bible tells us that God promises to never ever flood the earth again with water as in the days of Noah (Genesis 9:11-13). Our rainbow to give peace to our soul during our times of utterly poor spiritual performance is Jesus on the cross saying, “It is finished.”
By Aaron F. Jeffers