Standing Against A Flood of Evil

I loved the movie Evan Almighty and it’s depiction of how utterly humiliating it would be if God called a person to do something as ridiculous as building a giant boat to survive a coming flood. Perhaps that’s why the Biblical narrative of Noah has captured the attention of story tellers for generations. One man stands alone to protect his family. Who cares what others might say–Noah was convinced that what God said was going to happen and because of that he would endure any amount of ridicule.

But the Genesis story is about more than that. It is about one man who believed God and thus followed God’s leading. This is what the writer of the New Testament book of Hebrews calls faith. “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family.” (11:7)

I thought the building image might connect with guys who often enjoy building things with their hands. But whether we are literal builders or not; keeping our homes as places of spiritual safety and security is the responsibility of us all. God is looking today for the same type of men and women as he was in Noah’s day – people of faith who will follow his leading.

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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