“Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.”
After God told Noah to go out of the ark with his family to multiply the earth, Noah’s first response was to build an altar and to make a sacrifice to the Lord. Noah’s actions not only showed gratitude, but they also exhibited faith; he gave some of every animal and bird which would have been a source to populate the earth. He had to trust that God would supply for every need.
After a difficult season, it isn’t often our response to give thanks. We are usually to focused on the things that went wrong rather than using God’s perspective to see what went right and how God provided. Gratitude is oftentimes a result of seeking perspective, which is a gift of the Spirit.
Lord, create in me a heart of gratitude. Help me to recognize, acknowledge, and respond to Your provision over my life and to give You praise. Even when circumstances are difficult, help me to trust, by Your Holy Spirit, that You are working all things for my good and Your glory.
What did you walk away thinking about after this reading? What did you learn about the Lord from reading this passage? Please comment below and share your thoughts!
This Week’s Reading Schedule:
1/9: Genesis 1-2
1/10: Genesis 3-4
1/11: Genesis 6-7
1/12: Genesis 8-9
1/13: Job 1-2