Mephibosheth. FOOTNOTE. Born an “enemy.” Beneficiary of a one-sided covenant, faithfully executed. Crippled and a refugee. Called, collected, and treated as a son. Carried to the master’s table. Judged “guilty” by an accuser. Loses everything of worldly value. Reconciled to his master.
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Beneficiary of a one-sided covenant, faithfully executed.
Crippled and a refugee.
Called, collected, and treated as a son.
Carried to the master’s table.
Judged “guilty” by an accuser.
Loses everything of worldly value.
Reconciled to his master.
Rejects worldly restoration, only cares for his king and remaining in his presence.
The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth-men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air-for I am grieved that I have made them."
This is the account of Noah.
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Frequent adjectives: “Corrupt,” “Violent”
Everyone you encounter is a dead man walking.
Noah instead can look up and ahead to a promise…a covenant yet to be made. (Genesis 6:18)
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Jesus is the light of the world.
We are to be the light of the world.
The light we shine is Jesus’ very light.
We may have a 9,000,000 candle spotlight, but it looks significantly different between high noon and midnight.
What duties do we share with Noah?
What duties do we NOT share with Noah?
How can you build and populate your ark, and what do I even mean by that question?