”The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.”
-Corruption in Hebrew is written as mishchath & it means decadence, degradation, decay, perversion, bribery, fraud & manipulation. Corruption is often referred to as embezzlement of public funds by a person(s) in authority or bribery for personal gain. We find a broader definition of the word corruption in the Bible which implies general moral degradation which also involves bribery & other such vices.
-Our first interaction with this word in the Bible in Genesis 6 reveals a state of violence & moral decadence among the people, prior to which; God looked at the earth & saw that everything was good. Noah lived among immoral people but was separated in character as we are told that he was a just man & walked with God. God then instructed Noah to build an ark which represents His divine protection & in a broader sense having one door, the ark is a symbol of salvation; for Christ is the only Door to the Father/ eternal life. Noah is among those mentioned in Hebrews 11; for He had great faith in God having been divinely warned by God about destruction & obeyed by building the ark disregarding the cost & time duration it would take, thus considered righteous just like Abraham. Since righteousness is justification through faith in Christ Jesus, we are called to have firm faith in God our Protector, Provider, Deliverer & Savior that we may walk with Him in good works according to His will.
We thank You Father for we have began a new week in perfect health. We humble ourselves before You Lord our Father that You may deliver us, our families & nation from all unrighteousness & mould us so that our characters may be a reflection of You Father. Grant us firmer faith in You Lord & renew our minds so that we may walk with You in obedience to Your word. Be will all those who are unemployed Father that they may start working & guide us who are working to bear much fruit holding fast patience. Remember also Lord all students who are undertaking their exams, that You may grant them success. We praise You & glorify Your name now & forever. Amen
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