Heb 11:7 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 that which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Being a Father in these last days is a difficult task. A Father must be a Provider, a Partner, a Priest, and a Pattern. In the case of Noah this meant:
A Consistent Effort. Worked and preached for 120 years.
A Combined Effort All Noah’s family worked together.
A Committed Effort- Noah was the LAST MAN ON EARTH TO DO THE JOB
Noah could do this because He:
I. HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD- Noah walked with God on a daily basis. He did not simply know ABOUT God he knew God!
II. LISTENED TO THE WORD OF GOD– God told Noah what was going to happen and what he should do to make preparations and Noah followed God’s instructions. What do you do in your life that is caused by God’s directions to you??
III. ACTED UPON WHAT GOD SAID– Prepared an ark to the saving of his household.
A Long term Project.
A well planned Project.
A family involving Project (Many men today are so busy being successful until they lose sight of the family they’re to be successful for!).
IV. WAS WILLING TO FACE OPPOSITION TO STAND FOR GOD. Condemned all who did not heed God’s advice- Other children were more popular but Noah’s didn’t drown!!
V. LOOKED BEYOND “NOW” TO THE FUTURE. He had respect unto the recompense of Reward. Willing to build a Boat now for a Mansion in the future.
Heart- Relationship = Faith to believe God, Fellowship to be warned by God
Head- Mind Set- moved with Fear (Reverential Respect for God’s authority and Judgment)
Hands- Actions- Built an ark that saved his household that condemned the world
Reward- Became heir of the righteousness which is by Faith
Noah was saved himself, His family was saved, and He allowed God’s Plan to continue. What more can God ask of anyone??
Fathers been the leader of the family should consider the life and faith of Noah for a better destination at the end when all our stay on earth is over.