The ordinary Noah gets a command from God
Noah was an ordinary dude. Righteous, had right standing with God. Humanity at that time was evil and perverse (sadly, it’s not too great thousands of years later either ). God told Noah to build an ark as He’s gonna send a great flood to wipe out everything.
You can imagine how absolutely ridiculous sounding and impossible that instruction was.
Noah is no ark-builder, how would he know how to build one?
Noah probably was ridiculed by people. Who knew what Noah’s wife said to her husband then, “You wanna do what?! Noah, honey, are you out of your mind?!”
Noah probably had gotten very tired. Ark-building can be very exhausting, you see.
Noah probably doubted his own sanity many times.
Logically, Noah was unqualified.
But when Noah obeyed God (maybe said, “yessir!” to God), God enabled Noah to build the ark.
God enabled Noah
God gave Noah very specific instructions on how to build the ark. Maybe IKEA has gotten the inspiration there on instructing the unqualified how to assemble their flat-packed furniture. Hmm.
Anyway, Noah got out of his comfort zone and completed the ark!
Then, God did His thing.
Earth got flooded
Earth got whacked. Every living thing was wiped up. Except for Noah’s wife and kids. And two each of every living thing found on land, the fowls, birds, and every crawling things (but cockroach, God, why, why).
Earth gets a new beginning
And then, boom, a new beginning.
The rainbow? This:
12And God said, “This is the token (visible symbol, memorial) of the [solemn] covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations; 13I set My rainbow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. 14It shall come about, when I bring clouds over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the clouds, 15and I will [compassionately] remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again will the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. Genesis 9: 12-15 AMP
My summary of Genesis 6:22
Ordinary Noah dude did extraordinary things because He said, “yessir!” to God.
We don’t have to be super to do what God asked us to do (for His purpose and for the benefit of others). We just have to say yes and take the next, right step.
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