Lessons we learn from the life of Noah
Noah is one of the most inspirational Bible characters. Hearing God’s Word, Noah built an ark and assembled the animals two by two, and saved them from the flood that was about to occur. Noah’s triumph of saving his family and many animals from God’s rainstorm shows that no matter how down you may get, there are always ways of saving others, rinsing above disaster, and navigating life’s storms.
Here are some helpful lessons from the life of Noah:
1. Sin grieves God’s heart
In Noah’s days, the people were so sinful that God’s heart was deeply grieved. God was grieved by sin then and He is grieved by our sin now. He cannot just ignore it because He is a holy and righteous God.
2. We can trust God
Noah trusted in God even though he lived at a time when people were wicked. The Bible records that Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people and he walked with God. Genesis 6:9. Noah chose to live upright and to honor God. How many times do we feel the pressure to conform to the world’s standards?
3. God’s plans will always stand
God had an eternal plan in mind irrespective of man’s sins. He knew the sinful state of the world yet loved his creation enough to intervene. The fact that he sent a Rainbow and vowed never to destroy the world through floods is a sign of God’s mercy. His plan to ultimately send Jesus Christ provides a way for you and me to come to salvation. God sees the bigger picture, so we must trust Him even when we do not understand His ways
4. It pays to obey God
Noah must have faced a lot of opposition when he decided to be different in his time. Sometimes obeying God means believing and doing things that the world will not understand, but we know that God honors our obedience to him. And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him. (Genesis 7:5)
5. With God all things are possible
God can do far above what we know, expect, and even understand. The people who lived in Noah’s time did as they pleased. They did not know that their actions would lead to destruction. God knows the heart of man and even the intentions therein. If God saved Noah from the massive destruction in his time, He will rescue us in our most challenging times. He did it in Noah’s situation and He can do it in yours.
Father thank you that you are a loving and merciful God. We ask that you may forgive our sins and help us to walk in your ways. Help us to live a life of obedience so that we may not grieve your heart. Amen