Longsuffering Of God
1 Peter 3:18-20.. (18)For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, (19)Through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison, (20)who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water...
The Messiah experienced extreme pain and died once for all our offenses. But He was made alive by God's Spirit, through whom Jesus went and preached to the souls imprisoned in hell, who had been willfully and perversely disobedient in the old days of Noah when God waited with patient forbearance.
God speaks to my heart
When moral and ethical standards of the world go down, there is less and less acknowledgment of a living relationship with Me, the patient but just God. Too easily My name can be used to "bless" many actions that are not according to My nature. So you much be in that listening place, like Noah. You can hear My direction for you today, and be cleansed of those false ways.
"The Lord knows how to rescue godly men." 2 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
*Devotion taken from The Fruit Of The Spirit by Sarah Hornsby*
I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*