But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and rewards everyone who searches for him. Because Noah had faith, he was warned about something that had not yet happened. He obeyed and built a boat that saved him and his family. In this way the people of the world were judged, and Noah was given the blessings that come to everyone who pleases God.
Hebrews 11:6-7 - CEV
If you want to be like Noah, you don’t need to build a big boat, but you do need to please God! Noah was pleasing to God because he had faith and because he did what God told him to do!
Have you heard the soft voice of the Holy Spirit telling you something that He wants you to do? And if you have heard the Lord speaking to your heart, have you taken the first step in obeying that Voice? God told Noah to do something that had never been done before and without complete trust in and dependence on the Word of God, it would have seemed to be insane!
Every land based animal is alive today because the Ark carried their ancestors. The eight people who survived the flood because they were in the Ark are the ancestors of every human being alive today! It was the faith and obedience of Noah that carried all of humanity in that boat!
Don’t forget that your faith in God and your obedience to His commands will impact even generations yet to be born! The faith and obedience of Noah blessed everyone who ever lived after Noah and your faith will bless everyone who comes after you!
So, when you are tempted, bring to mind all those who will be blessed by your faithfulness and obedience. Also think about the pain and suffering that you would bring to those you love by your disobedience!
“Lord Jesus, help me today to be like Noah and obey everything You want me to do. And may Your Holy and Righteous Name be praised now and forever, Amen!”