I Am NOT Afraid of My Mother! ~ March 25

I Am NOT Afraid of My Mother!

But I AM afraid of disappointing her

By faith, Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7

I fear God the same way I fear my mother, and the only fear I associate with my mother is the fear I might disappoint her or hurt her. I’m not afraid of being punished by my mother, and likewise, I’m not afraid of being punished by God. I am human; I will disappoint them both; and they will both forgive me.

In Noah’s day—before Jesus came and gifted us with grace—it was a different kind of fearing God. God was a vengeful God, and He would punish people. But still, I don’t believe Noah built the ark because he was afraid of what God would do to him if he didn’t. He built it because God told him to; he loved God, and he trusted God.

When it comes to God, my views and beliefs are fairly simple. I believe in concentrating on the basics and letting God take care of the details. I figure if He needs an ark built, He will tell somebody to build it. If it’s me, I won’t question Him or my ability to get it done; I’ll just set to building it. At the moment, my assignment is a bit less daunting.

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