The scripture for today is Psalms 14:2
Psalms 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
God desires to have a people who seek life instead of death. But mankind continuously gravitates toward death, which is the rejection of God and His commandments. “They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, No, not one.” Psalms 14:3
In the days of Noah God was unable to find a people who were interested in following the path of righteousness. “So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.” Genesis 6:12 But God did have one man, Noah, who was righteous and feared God and walked in His ways.
God determined to eliminate the evil from the earth but before He did so, He would give mankind another chance to repent from their wickedness and turn to Him for salvation. God wanted to save mankind, His heart of love was grieved at the sinfulness and violence. Noah was instructed to build an ark, a huge boat, in which everyone who received the message from God could find refuge and be saved. Noah preached the message and built the ark in obedience to God’s instruction. For one hundred and twenty years he labored and preached. At the end of that long period of time, Noah had only reached his own household; they were the only ones who were saved. They heard the message that Noah proclaimed; they helped him build the ark, and they alone went inside for safety, eight souls. Everyone else on earth rejected Noah's message. When destruction came, everything that had been so appealing to the children of men was utterly worthless. Only those in the ark were saved; they were the ones who sought God, who heard God, and who obeyed God.
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so it is today. The parallels are the same. God is still looking down from Heaven to see if there are any who seek God. The message is being preached, the ark of safety is prepared and all are invited to enter in. Jesus Christ is that ark and His church is His representative on earth. All are invited to come and enter that ark of safety; those who enter will be saved.
May we, like Noah, continue to proclaim the message of salvation and may God’s grace draw the lost from darkness to light. The "flood" is looming and time is short.
God bless you as you continue in His service.