“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith, he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.” (Hebrews 11:7 (NIV)
I have to admit that I sometimes need a faith boost. I love to see how the science of things works, nd knowing facts can build up my faith. My wife and I love to use science and hands-on experiments in teaching kids and adults. I think it is perfectly great to use ideas and hands-on way to encourage our learning process.
However, God’s plans don’t always make perfect sense to the way we think things should be done. This is because we are giving glory to God when we step out and do things His way. Often it is only through an act of stepping out in faith that God can show through.
In this classic account of salvation, we find humanity saved by God through the faithful acts of Noah following God’s instruction. Noah obeyed and followed through all of the commands and instructions of God. We find that it is by faith and trust in God’s way that Noah was saved, and humanity was preserved.
In our own lives we might wish to follow God in every area of our lives. Yet, how often do we fall short of meeting such goals and hopes in our lives. We sometimes struggle to sincerely accept God’s plan or way in our lives and daily events. We may fail to see where God is working, and in our own wisdom we may fear to step fully into the plan.
Noah and all of humanity are saved, because Noah trusted God’s way and plan above his own ideas or the ideas of the people of his time. His faith led to the salvation of humanity. In fact, God chooses to work through those who trust in that divine planning and way, to accomplish most His work in this world.
May God help us to fully trust in the plans given to our lives. May we be faithful to the call and way that God gives into our heart and lives.
-Blessings on your journey with Jesus