Hebrews 11:7, “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
Noah. Most famous for the ark that he was instructed to build in order to save his family and 2 of every kind of animal. Noah is a great example of faith in the face of extreme persecution. Faith in the face of all that is evil. Faith before his own will.
Noah was told by God that the whole Earth would be flooded. He was told by God that he needed to build an ark. Even though it had never rained a day on Earth, suddenly the world would be covered in water. The thought of the whole world completely covered in water would have seemed impossible to anyone on Earth. In fact, other than Noah and his family, no one else believed.
Noah had faith in God. Faith that God would do what He said He would do. Noah never questioned God’s instructions or God’s plan. Noah did all that God wanted him to do. Even amid all the people who were evil and not following God, Noah stuck to the plan and was saved from the death of the flood. Noah was rewarded for all his hard work and devotion to God.
Noah was righteous in a time when the world was very wicked. Noah, his wife, 3 sons and his 3 daughters-in-law were the only people to be saved due to the faith of Noah. From Noah, the world would be re-populated. From the faith of Noah and the promise of God, humans were not extinct. God had a purpose and plan and that plan was fulfilled through Noah.
Noah could have ignored God. Noah could have abandoned all hope and given up. Noah could have said that it is all too hard and not tried. Noah did none of those things. Because of what Noah did, he is recorded in Hebrews 11. He is recorded among the great people of faith.
Thank You for the lesson on Noah. I pray that we all can learn from the faith that Noah displayed. I pray that we all could have the faith of Noah, to listen to you and do exactly as you say. I pray that we never question what You have in store for us. You are in control, Lord. Your will above anyone’s will. Help our hearts to listen close to You, God. You are all we need in the world. You are what we need to be with You in the next life as well. We have belief; help our unbelief.
In Your name we pray,