Verse of the Day


"Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God. Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on earth was corrupt. So God said to Noah, ‘I have decided to destroy all living creatures, for they have filled the earth with violence. Yes, I will wipe them all out along with the earth!’"

~Genesis 6:9,11-13


Today's Devotional Thought

July 26, 2011 by Wendy Foreman



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Men's Rejection Can Be God's Protection

Men’s rejection can be God’s protection.

I heard this statement this past weekend at She Speaks 2011 by Renee Swope of Proverbs 31 Ministries. The statement has not left my thoughts. When I thought about who in the Bible faced rejection by people but was protected by God I immediately thought of Noah.

Most of us know that God told Noah to build an ark that would save his family and 2 of every living creature (animal). The rain would soon come and the people would be destroyed along with the earth. The people had never heard of rain so they thought Noah was crazy. The Bible doesn’t tell us this, but I tend to think that Noah’s friends thought he was crazy. I can almost see them laughing at him and mocking God. These men were rejecting Noah but what was God doing? God was going to protect him from the devastation that was coming.

What has happened in your life that has left you feeling rejected by man? Has it come because of your faith in Jesus? Has it come from your workplace? Or worst yet has it come from your family? Rejection hurts no matter where it comes from. When you look back over your life at the times you have felt rejection take a moment and think of how men’s rejection might have been God’s way of protecting you.

Isaiah 55:8-9 says “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts.” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Sometimes we can not comprehend why we face rejection or why things come into our lives that are difficult and ladies, I believe this verse in Isaiah says it better than I can. His ways are higher and he knows way better than we do what we need in our lives. That rejection we have or will face can be his protection against something we can’t always see.

Noah built an ark and faced ridicule and rejection from his friends. God knew what was coming and his way of protecting Noah was having him build that ark. If you are facing rejection today, and I know it hurts, may I suggest that it may be the best thing that ever happened to you because it is God’s way of protecting you from something you can’t see.


Memorize this verse today:

"Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God. Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on earth was corrupt. So God said to Noah, ‘I have decided to destroy all living creatures, for they have filled the earth with violence. Yes, I will wipe them all out along with the earth!’"
~Genesis 6:9,11-13



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