Others May Think You Are Crazy

By faith Noah, after he was warned about what was not yet seen and motivated by godly fear, built an ark to deliver his family. By faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7 HCSB

Just imagine the faith that Noah had to have to build a large boat in the middle of dry land not even near any water. Some Bible scholars believe that it had actually never rained prior to the flood. Each morning there would be a heavy dew that covered the ground that watered the earth. Assuredly Noah’s neighbors and friends laughed at him and thought he was crazy, but Noah had faith in God and believed all God told him would happen. He faithfully spent years building a large boat and listening to the jeers of those around him.

Because of Noah’s obedience to God, he experienced rejection. As believers we can expect to face ridicule and rejection when we follow God and display faith in Him. When a person obeys God, it often puts him at odds with the world’s values and beliefs. Because of Noah’s simple faith, he saved his family and became an heir to righteousness.

Challenge: If God asks you to do something, obey, have faith, and trust God to provide everything you need to accomplish the task. Ask God to give you the strength and wisdom to always follow His plan for your life even when others may think you are crazy.

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