We have all heard of the story of the Flood, and the Ark that God commanded a man named Noah to build. Noah, an old man, did exactly what God asked him to do, even as others scoffed. Noah knew God was truth and justice personified, and God does what He says He shall do in every respect. Noah was ready when everyone else wasn’t.
1. Why do you think God asked Noah, of all people, to build the Ark?
2. Would we answer whatever call God told us to do the same way that Noah did? Would we really do it?
Challenge: Noah’s great achievement lies not so much in a magnificent seafaring museum (the Ark), as it is in perseverance and obedience in the face of ridicule and contempt. May we do the things that God commands us do, and ask Him for strength to not hesitate in the wake of scoffing and mockery from others. This might be tough for us, but it’s entirely possible if we trust Him to give us the strength to be obedient as Noah was. Amen.