Spoiler Alert

I watched some of the red carpet and Tina & Amy's opener on the Golden Globes last night.  One celebrity announcer stated, "Last year I was on the couch in my pajamas with popcorn and tonight I'm on the red carpet, in the limelight, and this lovely dress ... this is the best night of my life." Really?
Today there will be a worst and best dressed list to hit the front page.
Tomorrow, no one will care anymore.

My attitude towards hollywood is way too blasé to call it a love-hate relationship. I enjoy a Tom Hanks movie and "Return To Me." I hope to see "Noah", but won't get bent outta shape if it's not verse by verse from the Bible. It's a story, and that's what I like about hollywood.

Isn't that what the Bible is, as well? A giant collection of stories from when the world began! Stories which all point to the greatest story ever told.

I can't help think of hollywood, politics, and us self-addicted americans, when I read about the Tower of Babel, in Genesis. A tower built out of pure selfishness and pride. We candy-coat it today and call it self worth or ambition, but we're still climbing and struggling to elevate our selves. Maybe that's why we would call an awards show the greatest night of our lives or why we clamor for "likes" on the pages of our lives.

God told Noah to build an ark.  He was quite specific. Seems God was pretty upset and judgement for sin was imminent.  

The Lord saw that the human beings on the earth were very wicked and that everything they thought about was evil. He was sorry he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.  Genesis 6: 5&6. Whoa Noah.  Ya know, I've always thought that Noah preached to everyone during the years he was building the ark. I don't read that anywhere in Genesis. He mainly got his blueprints, along with instructions to save his family, and he obeyed.  Do you really think the ark would have been big enough if more people had repented?

Nobody is invited on the boat except Noah and his family.  God's mind was made up. A precursor to another judgement day?  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
And they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  Matthew 24: 38 & 39

As surely as I live,’says the Lord,
every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God Romans 14:11

I do believe our time is running short.

Right before all this ship building started God shaved about 700 years off our life-span. The Lord said, "My Spirit will not remain in human beings forever, because they are flesh. They will only live 120 years." God was and is calling all the shots.

A few posts ago I got pretty upset with so-called Christians, myself included.  All I was trying to say was this; we spend a lot of time not acting like Jesus, and so little time loving the Lord God with all our heart and minds and loving our neighbors as ourselves. We spend even less time going into all the world to preach the gospel. The gospel, not our blog posts, high horses or soap boxes. The plain and simple gospel ~

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
 Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him 
from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right
 with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved...
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 
Romans 10:9, 10, & 13
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 
Romans 5:1
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 
Romans 8:1

The flood demonstrates God's wrath toward sin but also His mercy to those who follow after him.
Faith and the foreshadowing of God's grace run rampant through Genesis, right alongside the people and their obsession with sin.  Even Noah fell hard probably before the boat and most definitely after.

Thankfully, God was full of mercy and made an agreement, along with a rainbow reminder, that he would not destroy us again.

If He hadn't, we wouldn't be here making movies about Noah.

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