In the world but not of it

May 15, 2010

Open and shut doors…

Filed under: Uncategorized — In the world but not of it @ 5:00 am

Then the LORD closed the door behind them. Genesis 7:16

When we read the story of Noah’s ark we can miss several of the deep truths that exist in that story simply because we have become too familiar with it. For many it is a children’s bedtime story or Sunday school lesson but it is so much more.

It is interesting to note how it took Noah 100 years to build this boat. He and his family worked diligently according to the instructions God had given. They worked despite the outward opposition they may have endured from others who did not even know what rain was.

While they were doing their part, God was doing His part. He commanded and directed the animals and there was clearly an order to it all. Noah did not spend years trying to gather two of every kind; the Lord managed this part of the process.

In the end we see that it wasn’t Noah who shut the door but rather it was God. That is what He does…

When we accept Him as Lord and Savior and receive salvation, He is the one who seals the door of our eternal destiny. When we walk with Him each day trusting that He will lead us to the right places, He is the one who makes our path straight and as Isaiah 22:22 boldly states “When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them”…

Our part is to do our part; wherever we currently are…He does the rest…


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