(Hebrews 12:1 NLT) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
(Genesis 6:5-8 NLT) The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. . . And the LORD said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. . . .” But Noah found favor with the LORD. NKJV found “GRACE”
√ Keep moving.
• My obedience brought God’s blessing to my family.
(Genesis 9:1 NLT) Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth.
(Psalm 112:1-2 NLT) Praise the LORD! How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.
(Psalm 103:16-18 NLT) The wind blows, and we are gone–as though we had never been here. But the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments!
• My obedience brought God’s grace to my family.
(Genesis 7:1 NLT) When everything was ready, the LORD said to Noah, “Go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I can see that you alone are righteous.
(Hebrews 11:7 NLT) It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.
(Acts 16:31 NLT) They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”
(Acts 16:34 NLT) He brought them into his house and set a meal before them, and he and his entire household rejoiced because they all believed in God.