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The Birth Of Human Government (9 of 31)
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
Take your Bible and turn please to Genesis chapter 9. We're learning these days from the book of Genesis about the importance of foundations! If your foundation is weak and unstable, it's just a matter of time before a strong wind will come along and blow over your building!
It's the winds that reveal the strength of your foundation! When the foundation is solid the building will stand! And when you build your life on a solid foundation and the storms of life come your way, then you will stand!
I want to show you this morning from God's Word how to build your life on a solid foundation! And at the same time we're going to discover the missing element in America.
All right,. we come to chapter 9 in our study of the book of Genesis. But before we look at chapter 9, let me remind you that back in chapter 6 God's patience ran out with the human race! Vice and violence were the order of the day. Immorality was flaunted and applauded! God had seen enough!
So we read in 6.13, ''And God said to Noah, ''The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them (wipe them out) with the earth.''
God tells Noah that he's got 120 years to build a water-tight ship! And Noah did everything God instructed him to do! Because Noah walked with God he could hear God. And because he could hear God he could obey God!
Oh that we would walk so close to God that when God spoke to us, we would hear! Amos 3.3, ''Can two walk together unless they are agreed?'' Oh learn this about walking with God: you will not walk with God until you agree with God about your sin and need of salvation! When you agree with God about holiness and godliness then you can walk with God! And those who walk with God can hear God! It's not that God's not speaking to you! God is speaking! You just cannot hear Him! The problem i ...
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