當上帝“耶和華見人在地上罪惡很大，終日所思想的盡都是惡。”（創世記 6:5）時，他決定用洪水來消滅地球，只拯救了挪亞和他的家人。我們注意到神不僅拯救了一個人，還拯救了他的全家。再者，神把挪亞從洪水中救出來，也不是因為挪亞智商高；上帝拯救了挪亞，因為他是一個義人。我們生活在一個與挪亞時代非常相似的世界：“世界在神面前敗壞，地上滿了強暴。。” （創世記 6:11）我們當下要怎樣活？
When God “saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5), He decided to use a flood to wipe out the earth, saving only Noah and his family. We note that God saved not just the one man but saved the man along with his entire family. Moreover, God did not save Noah from the floodwaters because Noah had a high IQ; God saved Noah because he was a righteous man. We are living in a world very similar to that of Noah’s time: “the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and the earth was filled with violence.” (Gen. 6:11) How now shall we live?
God is calling those who are righteous to build an ark to save their families. The world may laugh at us or even hate us but we must share the gospel, not becoming like the world but calling people to repentance and to come with us into the ark. The family is still God’s weapon to counter the attacks of the evil one. Let us build an “ark” together with our families and in this way help save more families into the Kingdom of God!
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