Shut in with God. Pt2 May 30
We have a couple examples on the topic of being shut in with God In the Bible. Tho the waiting for this hope is long, the fulfillment of it will be sudden. The example of Noah- God had told Noah build an ark, I’m going to flood the earth. He built, preached, worked for many years. The day drew nearer and nearer. Finally, listen to Genesis 7:16 and they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.
For Noah and his family it was a good day, shut in with God during a calamity. No better place to be. But for the rest of the world. Shut out. What a scary place to be. Jesus carries forth this same principle over into the New Testament in his story of the 10 virgins. ( Mathew 25: 1-13) please read. Particularly verse 10 and while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. The righteous shut in with God. The door closed and the wicked left without to deal with a perishing world. Today our salvation is not in an ark or any place upon this earth it is in Jesus Christ the savior of the world. Today if we repent of sin, confess to God we have failed him. Ask for forgiveness, receive Jesus as our savior and lord. We are safe . Shut in with God through faith and Gods grace. Believers, today is a day to stay close to your savior , near to God, for our redemption draws near. God bless.