November 18th, 2017
Noah Took God At His Word
Hebrews 11:7 (KJB) 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.
Faith, when pared down to the “nitty-gritty” is the difference between spiritually investing in God and desiring eternal life or choosing to invest in ourselves and the dark tactics of the god of this world and death.
Every man places faith in people, places, and things, or God. So, everyone has and utilizes faith. The real problem with faith is that much of it is misplaced and misguided.
Noah chose to keep his eyes upon God and take God at His Word. God told him to build an ark and even gave him all the dimensions and construction plans down to the very last details. Noah had never heard of rain or floods but, without any question, he held the instruction and commandments of God in the highest regard by placing his faith in the power and presence of God to bring about exactly what He said, even when he could not see it with his own eyes or touch it with his hands.
Yes, Noah understood that God could and would do exactly what He said He would. This is a major difference between Noah’s uninhibited faith and that of many other people. Noah desired to serve God, while a natural man often places mistaken faith in a man, or in objects of this world, rather than listening and understanding about the absolute certainties of God.
There are different kinds of godly bestowed faith at work in this world. There is serving faith, working faith, and saving faith and all of them have their roots buried in the supernatural power and presence of God and have nothing to do with the existence or ability of mankind.
Noah’s life and his unquestionable dedication to God is a prime example of saving faith, working faith, and serving faith. Noah turned his fear of God into spiritual action (Hebrews 11:7). Noah believed God in his heart representing saving faith, Noah divinely heard God’s commands and direction and chose to follow the leading of God for working faith, and his dedication and obedience to the will of led to the salvation of his family which was serving faith.