"Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory." I Peter 1:8
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whitersoever thou goest.
God's Cautionary Warnings From the Bible
Many of us like generations before us have allowed the blessings of life that God so richly give us to become a curse. Never in the history as we know it have we seen so much advancement in technology, wealth and modern convenience. While this could have been used to bring much glory to God instead masses of people have chosen to forget that, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above cometh down from the Father of lights". James 1:17. God loves us but He will not and has not tolerated our out right rebellion for long!
During the days of Noah people had become so disrespectful and ignorant of God. "God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart". Genesis 6:5-6. God made up His mind to destroy the world but one man, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Have you ever thought about the idea that you (yes one you!) could live such a faithful life to God that because of your faithfulness to God, His potential wrath could turn to grace to save multitudes of others? The Favor God bestowed to Noah saved his family and us!
"And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. They went about their daily lives without any respect for GOD, the message from God messenger Noah or God's message to get in that ONE ark. They would soon pay for this mistake!
Many at one time were disobedient, "when once the longsuffering of god waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved
by water" I Peter 3:20 (2 Peter 2:5). God destroyed earth by water before because of rebellion and sin. God provided a way for those through obedience to be saved in the ONE Ark. "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto FIRE against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men" 2 Peter 3:7. Today God provides a way for those through obedience to be saved in the ONE Church built by Jesus Christ.
Once again the world is being brought to it's knees and need help. The Bible once only welcomed at area hospital, in the drawers of hotels and on the table at the county jail is making a welcoming presence in our everyday lives again. Because of our disregard of God, He will allow us to suffer as a world with this coronavirus until we learn to trust and obey Him. Will you? Well heed the warnings!!!