God Remembered Noah & Noah Remembered God
It still gets me! A familiar story to all, I’m sure. But, regardless of how many times I read it, this story still captivates me. God, and His hatred of sin. Noah, and his trust in God. It’s quite a story.
Perhaps one of the greatest things we see here is that God is truly committed to His children. In verse 1 of our passage it says, “But God remembered Noah…” Now, we know that God doesn’t accidentally “forget” anything. So, when it tells us that God remembered Noah, it means that God was committed to Noah and that God was about to act on Noah’s behalf. And that’s just what he did, by sending the wind to dry the land. What a faithful God!
We also see Noah respond properly to God by “remembering” God. After God flooded the earth, God brought Noah and his family safely to dry ground, and Noah’s first response was worship! He built an alter and made a sacrifice to the Lord.
Just as we can be confident of God’s commitment to Noah, so we can be confident in God’s commitment to us. No matter what we are walking through, God will “remember” us. He will act on our behalf. We must trust Him. If He has already acted on our behalf through sending His Son while we were His enemies, how much more will He act on our behalf now that we are His children.
When we notice that God is acting on our behalf, and we see His commitment to us, let’s respond like Noah did, in worship.
Here is a question we can ask ourselves, today:
How have I observed God’s commitment to me in the past year?
How do I need to respond in worship towards Him?
By: Sam Cirrincione