2017-06-26 - Give and Take
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. (Hebrews 11:7-8)
If Noah and Abraham did not spend time with God, if they didn't have a relationship with their Master, do you think God would have shared His vision? He could trust Noah and Abraham. The Old Testament men put God first. It wasn't a one-time thing, in order to get something. It wasn't a superficial relationship, not just take and take, but a give and take.
Lord, Please don't let me take Your presence for granted. Show me how to have an authentic relationship with You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.