Precision Obedience

Even more detail is given in Exodus when God instructs Moses on the particulars of Tabernacle construction and the people were expected to carry out those commands with precision. So the salient question is, “Does God expect that kind of careful precision obedience from us today?”

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Salt of the Earth

Salt is extremely influential. Jesus mentioned the taste of salt. If it’s flavor enhancing quality is removed it can’t be re-injected into the tiny crystals. Jesus knew the power of influence and its fleeting nature, here one minute and gone the next.

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The Blame Game

What are the qualifications for blamelessness? Are we talking about absolute perfection in every thought and action while living our physical existence? Noah did actually make mistakes; in fact, one is recorded for us. God corrected Job on his presumptions as well.

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Persecution

What is persecution? Do you remember playing tag? Have you ever been chased like that? Was it fair? Did the chaser have an advantage? That advantage doesn’t last forever does it? Persecution is like that, an unfair advantage being pushed and exploited.

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Do Me A Favor

Don’t forget the God factor. God chose to show His favor to Noah. He didn’t have to do that, despite Noah’s positive actions. We know God will do His part, but what was Noah’s part, our part, of the equation?

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War Or Peace?

If someone stands between two warring parties we call that person a peacekeeper; they valiantly pacify each angry, immature outburst. This may seem like a good thing sometimes, but often it actually enables bad behavior and avoids the root problem.

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