I Want To Do It All
“So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him” – Genesis 6:22
I stumbled upon this verse while I was writing a study on Hebrews 11. Verse 7 says that Noah “obeyed God . . . and received the righteousness that comes by faith” (NLT). The Genesis account says he did everything God commanded him. It seems that Noah, even if he did have a soft spot for a nice Merlot, was still a righteous man.
This got me thinking. I wonder if anyone will quote Genesis 6:22 about me at my funeral. “Jim did all that God commanded him.” It would also be a fitting inscription to have on my gravestone. Part of me doubts this could ever be true, that I’ll never attain such a life of faith, for I’m well aware of my past (and current) tendencies toward sin and selfishness.
However, I will make a vital mistake if I equate faithfulness with moral perfection. Continue Reading