God remembers

Genesis 7:24, 8:1 The waters flooded the earth for one hundred and fifty days. But God remember Noah….

I had a terrible crisis the other day. I thought I had a job and I praised God for it. But it turned out to be a phony job. The guy was trying to scam me in a way I never heard before. I didn’t give him any money but he did get some information about me. He said his company for which I was hired to work for would send me a check to cover new equipment that I would need for the job. My husband thought it was funny that he did it that way. I should have listened to him and questioned him. Thankfully, God was looking out for me and the post office saw that the letter was phony with a phony address and sent it on to the authorities.

The reason I am telling you my crisis is this. For many years my family has been struggling financially. And I thought maybe our financial woes were coming to an end. But I was wrong. And I felt sad, angry, depressed. I though maybe God had forgotten me and my family. But He didn’t.

Noah was on the ark for 150 days plus the 40 days it took to get to high water (covering the mountains). That’s a long time to stay on a floating house with a whole lot of animals. Noah must have thought that God had forgotten about him. But he didn’t. Even though the flood waters receded it still took a long time before the earth dried up.

God did not forget me. It took a long time for my family to get into this mess and it will take us some time to get out of this mess. This morning, I was reading about the flood and listening to a Bible study on this subject. He said that when the Bible says that God remembered it didn’t mean He forgot but that it was finally time to get Noah on to dry land. God could have done it instantly like He did in creation or even in a few days. But He chose to do it naturally through a wind to let the waters recede slowly. God did not forget me but we have to wait for Him to move things in a slower manner than I anticipated. I trust God. He knows what He is doing. I will wait and test the waters like Noah did. My family and I are going to be okay.

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Genesis 5 names and their meanings

I got the meaning of the names from Wikipedia: List of Biblical Names and the last part from bible-codes.org.

Genesis
Chapter 5:
Adam – earthy, mankind
Seth – put, who put, fixed, appointed
Enosh – mortal man
Kenan – buyer, owner; sorrow is born
Mahalalel (Mahaleleel) – praising God; the Glory of God
Jared – he who descended; he who shall rule; shall come down
Enoch – dedicated; disciplined; instructing that
Methuselah – when he dies it shall be sent; his death shall bring judgment; his death shall bring (tradition says that he died seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood. In the Book of Jasher, God promised that he would not be killed with the unrighteous.)
Lamech (father of Noah, died five years before the flood) – poor, made low; those in despair
Noah – rest, consolation; comfort and rest
Shem — name; renown
Ham – hot; heat; brown
Japheth – enlarged; fair; persuading

God — The God-
Adam — Man
Seth — is appointed
Enosh — a mortal man
Kenan — of sorrows
Mahalelel — The Glory of God
Jared — shall come down
Enoch — instructing that
Methuselah — his death shall bring
Lamech — those in despair
Noah — comfort and rest

from: http://www.bible-codes.org/Names-Bible-Prophecy-Code.htm

Pretty neat when you think that God used the names in the geneology of Noah and his ancestors to teach about the coming of the Lord Jesus.