Three days ago, I pointed to the example of Noah and Abram being on mission with God through their obedience. It was not merely an experience, but the purpose and pursuit of their lives.
In this blog, I want to focus your attention on Noah. In an environment that was so corrupt that God determined to bring severe judgment on the earth through a flood, Noah remained unmoved from following God’s instructions in every detail; “he did all that God commanded him” (Genesis 6:22). During the time of building the ark, Noah “was a herald (preacher) of righteousness” (2 Peter 2:5). This was against amazing odds and no doubt plenty of ridicule. As Noah went through this mission with God – the saving of his family – eight souls, he realizes that had he disobeyed God, they too would have perished.
There is a God-given instinct when we are on mission with Him. “Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal…and offered burnt offerings on the altar. The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma (8:20-21). Such worship that flowed out of obedience resulted in God establishing His covenant with Noah and his offspring (9:8). God never forgets His covenant (9:15-16), especially when His servant is faithful to follow through under any circumstances.
What will God do if you obey Him, even if the opposition seems overwhelming? You will never know until you first obey.
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