Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
All of mankind was preserved because Noah had faith and trusted God. I am sure it took much more faith than we can even imagine. He was commanded to build a boat on dry land. He was told it would rain for 40 days an 40 nights even though up to that point it had never rained but a mist had come up out of the earth and watered the ground.
His work wasn't easy. He didn't have a sawmill or power tools or folk lifts to raise the heavy beams...all he had was Faith and his family. Sometimes we might get frustrated because we think we don't have what we need to please God. Remember Faith is enough and if we have faith and our family that is pretty great.
It wasn't a hurry up job. It took Noah 120 years to build the Ark. When we serve God by faith we must realize that God will give us time to complete the task.
You might not be charged with the great task of building an Ark to save all mankind but you are charged with the task of spreading the message of Jesus to a lost and dying world. You have greater tools, greater understanding, and just as good of an opportunity to serve God with your faith. Put it to use. Who knows when it might start raining?
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