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Is Living Virtually a "Time of Noah"?

Updated: Sep 27, 2022

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Like no one else in human history all of us are living virtually in addition to living in the world.

God gave us the creativity to create technology and he has allowed us to invent theses technologies. His greater purposes are beyond our grasp.

Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth. Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.

Inscrutable. in·scru·ta·ble.

1. impossible to understand or interpret.

Our God almighty is inscrutable. No matter how much we study Theology or pray fo understanding we will not understand our God! Like many things in our lives, many good things God allows us to abuse and sin through theses things. We make a choice.

You and I make choices to be overwhelmed by the internet jus like we allow ourselves to become workaholics etc.

Outside of what God has already revealed to us in His Word, we do not know what He’s doing, and we do not know why.

Ephesians 1:9-10

9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

On any given day we are seeing and hearing radio, television, billboards, magazine ads, phone mail, email, text messages, Facebook, and Twitter to name but a few. Think for a moment how many voices and messages are finding their way into your eyes and ears. All of these messages contain some version of truth, error, grace, malevolence, healing and hurting.

Theologian J.L Packer drew wisdom from Ecclesiastes.

1. Fear God and keep his commandments (Ecc. 12:13)

2. Trust and obey him, reverence him, worship him, be humble before him, and never say more than you mean and will stand to when you pray to him (5:1-7)

3. Do good (3:12)

4. Remember that God will some day take account of you (11:9; 12:14)

5. So eschew, even in secret, things of which you will be ashamed of when they come to light at God’s assizes (12:14)

6. Live in the present, and enjoy it thoroughly (7:14; 9:7-10; 11:9-10)

7. Present pleasures are God’s good gifts. Though Ecclesiastes condemns flippancy (7:4-6)

8. God clearly has no time for the super spirituality which is too proud or too pious ever to laugh and have fun. Seek grace to work hard at whatever life calls you to do (9:10)

9. Enjoy your work as you do it (2:24; 3:12-13; 5:18-20; 8:15)

10. Leave to God its issues; let Him measure its ultimate worth; your part is to use all the good sense and enterprise at your command in exploiting the opportunities that lie before you (11:1-6)

(Knowing God, p. 107)

Whether we are in a time like the Time of Noah is debatable. yet our response should not change.

We as Christians must not allow the information overload of our age to dilute our faith and limit our relationship with our Lord. To live out the Bible, we have to let it penetrate our minds and hearts. That can only be done by a deliberate daily relationship with Christ, prioritized over everything else in our lives. We must pray, confess, repent and speak to our Lord, never forget or ignore him!


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