Noah built the ark because God commanded it. Sawing planks and hammering nails were acts of obedience. After all was said and done, it was the longest act of obedience recorded in Scripture. From start to finish, Noah’s one act of obedience, took an estimated 43 800 days! We can’t fully appreciate the kind of thoughts that must have been going through Noah’s mind when God told him to build the ark yet Scripture tells us that Noah obeyed every bit of revelation God gave him. Noah was committed to obeying God. Sure it would be difficult. Sure he would be mocked and made fun of. Sure it would mean making sacrifices. It would literally take decades of hard work. But Noah obeyed. And his obedience proved that he loved God and believed what he said.
Sermon by Calven Celliers