Even the God of 9-11, Part 2

            Since we know tough times are coming and we can’t do a thing about that, the wise choice would be to look to someone who loves us and can always handle anything. God can be trusted.

          The very first 9-11 in the Bible is found in Genesis 9:11. God is talking to Noah and He says, “I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth” (NIV). Then in Deuteronomy 9:11, Moses says of God, “At the end of the forty days and forty nights, the LORD gave me the two stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant” (NIV). Noah and his family had just survived the worst flood the world would ever see. Every living thing besides them, the animals in the ark, and the sea creatures, had been wiped out. The earth must have been pretty quiet and Noah and his family probably felt pretty alone. Then God promised to establish His covenant with Noah. Moses had fasted in God’s presence for the same amount of time as that of Noah’s rains. Then God wrote the covenant for Him. After long times of trial for both of these patriarchs, God showed up with His covenant.

          What’s the point? Just this: regardless as to how bad times are, no matter how dark it gets, God is still reliable. He keeps the promises He makes and He has written His covenant for us in a reliable book, the Bible.            We can trust it just like we can trust Him.

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

 

 

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~ by sanewriter on September 12, 2011.

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