Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How the church is like the ark

Frank Starr is a Lutheran pastor who wrote a series of Bible study-devotional books for Concordia Publishing House. Although I suspect the books are long out of print, I've gone back to them several times in an effort to give order and enhance my daily study and prayer time.  I really appreciated this quote from book one which had to do with the Noah account in Genesis:

How like Noah and his family are we, kept safe by God within the confines of the ark, kept safe from the destruction without. Our ark is His Church, where we are sheltered from the wrath of God by the covering of the righteousness of Christ.

From "Light for the Way," book one, page 9.