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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 21 June 2024 – Be Obedient

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TOPIC: Be Obedient

READ: Genesis 7: 1-10 (NKJV)

  1. Then the LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen [that] you [are] righteous before Me in this generation.
  2. “You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that [are] unclean, a male and his female;
  3. “also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth.
  4. “For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.”
  5. And Noah did according to all that the LORD commanded him.
  6. Noah [was] six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.
  7. So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
  8. Of clean animals, of animals that [are] unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth,
  9. two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
  10. And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.


God instructed Noah to construct an ark because He was about to destroy the same man that he had created, from the face of the earth (Gen.6: 7). God gave Noah the specifications of the ark to be constructed and Noah did according to all that God commanded him (Gen. 6: 22). Though Noah preached to the people around him about the coming destruction, they did not heed his warning (2Peter 2:5). Over 100 years Noah preached righteousness but the people continued to be unrepentant and disobedient (Genesis 5: 32; 7: 11). Despite the lifestyle of the people, Noah walked with God (Genesis 6: 9).

Beloved, God wants us to walk with Him in obedience just as Noah did(v.5). What the Lord commands us as Christians in this present world is to go out and preach to all nations (Matt.28: 19) and warn our generation to repent and escape from the impending destruction coming upon the world (2Pet.3: 6-7). Whether they listen to us or not, our duty is to raise an alarm as watchmen. In our effort to preach to people, we must also make sure that our family is not left behind. That is our Jerusalem. In all, we must also note that our preaching is not only by words but also by the way we live.

PRAYER: Lord, give me the spirit of obedience in this last day. Amen