Speaking the Truth in Love
What Made Noah, Daniel, and Job Righteous?
We welcome you to our program we call “Speaking The Truth In Love”. We encourage you to open up your Bibles and follow along with our study tonight. We also want you to take advantage of this live TV program and call us your questions or comments. As long as they are Biblically based, we welcome your calls!
When we read in Ezekiel chapter 14 verses 12-13 we see that when there is persistent unfaithfulness in a land, God will extend His hand against it. When you have persistent unfaithfulness and the Lord’s hand is against a land, in verse 14 the scriptures says: “Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, they would only deliver themselves by their own righteousness,” says the Lord God.
A similar statement is made in verses 19-20 of the same chapter. Tonight we want to consider the reasons why God would place such a high honor on Noah, Daniel, and Job.
WHY DOES GOD MENTION THESE THREE MEN?
All were faithful
All were obedient
- Noah (Genesis 6:22) – 100 years of building the ark
- Daniel (Daniel 6:10-11) – even having to defy the King’s decree
- Job (Job 1:20-22) – lost animals, servants, and his children
All were in the minority – Matthew 7:13-14, 20:16, 22:14
- Noah (1 Peter 3:20-22) – eight out of millions
- Daniel (Daniel 6:11-15) – the only one recorded who defied the decree
- Job (Job 19:13-22) – even close friends turned on him
All endured for the Lord
- Noah (Genesis 5:32, 7:11, 8:13-14, 2 Peter 2:5)
- Daniel (Daniel 1:1-6, 6:16-17, 7:15, 28, 8:27, 10:1-3)
- Job (James 5:10-11)
All humbled themselves to God’s will
Noah (Hebrews 11:7)
All were loved by God
We encourage you in our audience tonight to learn from Noah, Daniel, and Job. Obey God and He will bless you in this life and for eternity in Heaven one day!
If you are not a Christian tonight, please consider this. If God commanded Noah, Daniel, or Job to do something, do you think they would do it?
God now commands all to believe His Son, be willing to confess His name before men, repent of our sins, be baptized to wash away those sins, and then live righteously for Him. Obedience in baptism is how one becomes a Christian. A Christian is one who has faithfully and obediently humbled themself to God and Jesus Christ. Because of this they become righteous and holy in God’s sight (2 Peter 3:14, Revelation 7:14).
If you are not a Christian, wouldn’t it be nice to be cleansed of your sins and then have a life of righteousness to live for Jesus Christ? Why decide to obey Him now?
We want to help in any way we can. Please contact us by telephone, e-mail, or simply come to one of our assemblies. We hope to see you next time on “Speaking The Truth In Love” in two weeks on May 5 at 8pm when we hope to study “Psalm Chapter 23”