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The Lord shut him in. Genesis 7:16 



Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the gaiety, the pursuits of the multitude we cannot enter; we cannot play in the streets of Vanity Fair with the children of darkness, for our heavenly Father has shut us in. Noah was shut in with his God.  "Come thou into the ark," was the Lord's invitation, by which He clearly showed that He Himself intended to dwell in the ark with His servant and his family. Thus, all the chosen dwell in God and God in them. Happy people to be enclosed in the same circle which contains God in the Trinity of His persons, Father, Son, and Spirit. Let us never be inattentive to that gracious call, "Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee, and hide thyself as it were for a little moment until the indignation be overpast." Noah was so shut in that no evil could reach him. Floods did but lift him heavenward, and winds did but waft him on his way. Outside of the ark all was ruin, but inside all was rest and peace. Without Christ we perish, but in Christ Jesus there is perfect safety. Noah was so shut in that he could not even desire to come out, and those who are in Christ Jesus are in Him forever. They shall go no more out for ever, for eternal faithfulness has shut them in, and infernal malice cannot drag them out. The Prince of the house of David shutteth and no man openeth; and when once in the last days as Master of the house He shall rise up and shut the door, it will be in vain for mere professors to knock, and cry Lord, Lord open unto us, for that same door which shuts in the wise virgins will shut out the foolish forever. Lord, shut me in by Thy grace.

Spurgeon's Daily Devotional.

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mrhayes747
Jun 06

What a gorgeous sentiment Ross, has the beauty and love and inspiration of the Spirit as the Psalms do. This is the way we as the bride of Christ should see ourselves and the world - shut away from temptation and evil and bound to our love of God. I have been given temptations lately that would've dragged me down years ago that I now turn my head away in disgust and I feel proud to have grown in my faith that way. I feel in my spirit we are close.... I pray we may have the patience, strength, and happiness to wait for our Father's timing and to sit quietly and obediently. I look forward to meeting you all…

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Laurie Nordin
Laurie Nordin
Jun 05

Amen!! sooo good and soo timely! Thank you, brother Ross, for posting!

Eyes Up!


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tottytracy57
Jun 05

Beautiful! There is a really good movie about him on YouTube. He wrote about 4 books a year and used the profits to support his household so he wouldn't rely on his church and the rest went to help homeless children. He has quite an impressive legacy. So not like the preachers today living in mansions and flying around in jets!!!

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Diane Bergschneider
Diane Bergschneider
Jun 05

Like today, we believers, the remnant church, are 'shut in', ...waiting for our blessed hope. I do feel the effects of being shut-in or isolated as to be outside, it's all mocking and scoffing in darkness. So, in this state, I do find "peace and safety" in the Lord. 🙏 Thankyou, Ross, for this Spurgeon devotional. 💕

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Jocelyn
Jocelyn
Jun 05

This spoke to me in many ways. Thankyou Ross. See you soon🙂

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