We live in a time when it’s not popular to be a Christian; a time when there are so many things to do. People are prospering. There are so many inventions and so much technology that it’s making people lazy. A recent Newsweek report says that only 30% of high school students graduate! We need to do what’s right and set an example for the world.
“There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives to devour the poor from off the eart, and the needy from among men.” (Proverbs 30:11-14) Sounds familiar? Sounds like 2006…
“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually… But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:5, 8-9)
We need to be like Noah. He was ridiculed, laughed at, made fun of, etc. If we live godly in this present world, (our generation,) it will be the same for us. But we have to stay faithful in spite of all we go through. We are the chosen ones – we’re to shine our light throughout the world.
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” (I Peter 2:9-10)
And when we prove ourselves to be faithful and righteous before God, we’ll be rewarded and we’ll have His safety.
“And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before Me in this generation.” (Genesis 7:1)
Go and show forth the hidden things of God – His mercy, love, kindness and patience. Correct, rebuke, and tear down strongholds in people’s lives. The Word is hidden from the world. People can’t see Jesus and they don’t know Him. So it’s up to us to declare His righteousness. Teach in and out of season and show forth His holiness. It’s possible – Even in our generation!
Rob Brown is from New Life Apostolic Church in Dettroit, MI