Here is the story of Noah’s family line. Noah was a godly man. He was without blame among the people of his time. He walked faithfully with God.
There was a man who lived in the land of Uz. His name was Job. He was honest. He did what was right. He had respect for God and avoided evil.
When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him. He said,“ I am the Mighty God. Walk faithfully with me. Live in a way that pleases me.
2 Corinthians 5 11
We know what it means to have respect for the Lord. So we try to help other people to understand it. What we are is plain to God. I hope it is also plain to your way of thinking.
God chose us to belong to Christ before the world was created. He chose us to be holy and without blame in his eyes. He loved us.
I know that you wanted faithfulness even when I was in my mother’s body. You taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Above everything else, guard your heart. Everything you do comes from it.
The Lord God is like the sun that gives us light. He is like a shield that keeps us safe. The Lord blesses us with favor and honor. He doesn’t hold back anything good from those whose lives are without blame.
Jesus saw Nathanael approaching. Here is what Jesus said about him.“ He is a true Israelite. Nothing about him is false.”
A huge cloud of witnesses is all around us. So let us throw off everything that stands in our way. Let us throw off any sin that holds on to us so tightly. And let us keep on running the race marked out for us.