Rising Above a Sinking World

March 14, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

“By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.”

—Hebrews 11:7

One day in the presence of Mark Twain someone said, “This world is coming to an end.”  And with a gleam in his eye, Twain said, “Don’t worry, we can get along quite well without it.” 

As we look at our world, our world is a sinking world, and we wonder if we can do without it.  But God promises that a new world is coming, a better world is coming, and that world is the world of His kingdom and of His glory. 

Noah learned how to rise above a sinking world. His faith produced good works.  He believed God and built an ark.  He believed God and obeyed God.

And so because of a faith that worked, Noah was able to rise above a sinking world, and so can you. How did Noah do it?  How do we do it?

God spoke to Noah!  And when God spoke above the clamoring voices of his times, Noah listened to the voice of God and obeyed the voice of God. 

In the midst of all the voices that are clamoring for our attention just as in Noah’s day, we must hear the voice of God!  Beyond the rabble noise of the crowd, beyond the call and the cry of the crowd we must hear the voice of God.


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