Genesis 5:8

“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”

Maybe the conversation went something like this:

“Honey, I’m home.”

“Hey, how was work?”

“Good, worked in the lower fields, started the new well…and God told me that mankind was going to be destroyed and to build an ark for the saving of our family and all the animals...”

“ feeling okay, sweetheart?”

Maybe it wasn’t exactly like that, but the fact remains that Noah probably didn’t consider himself the man of faith that we know him as today. He was just an ordinary man. Many times we have trouble relating to the men and women of the Bible, when really they were simple people like you and I. As Scripture says, “Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are.” (James 5:17).

Noah went completely against society, culture, and scientific knowledge. The ark probably stood out in his neighborhood and as it began to take shape, many rumors probably started to spread about his peculiar lifestyle. The way that Noah felt in that neighborhood was probably no different from the feeling a sister has when walking through a crowd of immorally dressed women, or the feeling a brother has when trying to walk through a mall without looking at the sales pictures. The truth of the matter is that Noah had a tall job to fulfill, but he was no less a normal human being than we are in this day and age.

The Scripture says that we are to walk by faith and not by what we see or feel. Scripture also says, “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37). The very same things that Noah faced, you are facing, or will have to face. That means that you must walk by faith as Noah did. This age requires a relationship of walking with God. You must have a relationship with Him that extends beyond church attendance and church potlucks.

Are you walking by faith? Despite how much the world doesn’t get your peculiarities, you must walk knowing that you stand on God’s Word. His Word will carry you through.

53-1201 - "God's Provided Way"

62 And Noah built right away, pitching the ark, putting the tar in it; just the same as the thing was setting in water. Not only was it going to rain, but it was going to come a flood that was going to wash the whole world over. And Noah believed God, warned of God, moved by faith, and built the ark, working in God’s provided way.
63 My! Oh, I can just imagine as he was beating away and the last part was on, the people standing around laughing, saying, “Hey, what are you going to do with that big old thing? Why you…” Making fun of him; everything. He just built away, and stood on the end of it, preaching just as hard as he could.