As we continue to pursue personal holiness there will always be a danger of become legalistic. So how can we run after Christ with everything we have and carefully avoid legalism at the same time.
The godly saint longs for heaven, but not at the cost of leaving a godly heritage on earth. If we are to change the world for Christ, we must commit ourselves to the blessings of our children’s children.
Apart from God’s presence, we are not merely immoral, we are illogical. The Christian who does not spend regular time in the presence of God is like a wild and stupid beast.
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” (Hebrews 2:14-15 ESV)
Jesus is not content with the private lordship of your precious little heart. Jesus is Lord of all. When Christians begin to live this way, persecution will come. Perhaps, Christians in America have experienced so little persecution in the past because our religion has been merely “spiritual” and never a threat to the culture.
The Ark of Noah was a type of Christ. There is much that we can learn about the gospel by looking at the life and ministry of Noah.