If anyone needed to believe in God’s plans for hope and a future, it was Noah. In my daily devotional, I was drawn to a verse in Genesis 8.
In Genesis 7, God tells Noah to get in the ark because it’s about to flood. The only thing is: there’s no rain.
Noah received grace from God when God gave him a plan to escape the flood: the ark. If Noah hadn’t built the ark, he would’ve been destroyed.
While Cain brought God an offering “in the course of time,” Abel offered God the first and best of his flock; so, God accepted his offering.
Once Adam received the perfect life, he decided to remain silent about his relationship with God. He left out the good news.
God is our creator. Since he made us to reproduce we may believe that his creation work is done yet this would be a misunderstanding.
To create like God means to create in formless, empty dark places. We cannot fear misery, neglect sorrow or disregard worthless things.
Ruth had a difficult life perhaps even caring for her husband until his death. Ruth was a woman who had experienced hardship. As a result she was not uncomfortable going into the unknown. Her past difficulty had equipped her to stay the course.