God loves His children. It is not His wish to create children merely to punish and hurt them. That is the farthest thing from His mind. God will sometimes discipline, and even call home, His children, but it is never out of hate, but out of love that He does so. He restored mankind (for a time) through Noah and his sons. That is what God is always about each and every time with us.
1. God restored Noah and his sons. Do we remember that He wishes only to love us and to have us love Him?
2. Do we know that the only proper way to live and love is to love Him, since He first loved us, which is why He created us in the first place?
Challenge: Let’s remember that everything that happened with Noah then, and with Jesus much, much later, was always about restoring God’s children to Himself. God is merciful, loving, and just (all three). He does not create creatures to hurt, but rather to love, and to be loved by Him. Let us remember to not do, say, or think evil, for that is contrary to the love that He breathed into us when He created us, and sent His son to die on the cross for us. There will be no more floods, and sin has lost its sting, for Jesus took on our sins and killed death once and for all. God loves us every day. Amen.
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