Noah was not only the builder of the ark, but he also set aside time to warn men about the coming flood (2 Peter 2:5). The bad thing is, no one believed him—the people thought he was crazy for building this big boat on dry land and not a drop of water in sight. The people couldn’t understand his message, for there had never been a world-wide flood, but they failed to understand that Noah was moved by faith in God’s word (Hebrews 11:7).
And also since he apparently wasn’t gaining converts, people thought he was wrong because the only people standing with him were his own family of seven (1 Peter 3:20; Genesis 7:11-13). So because of all of this, the people avoided Noah like the plague, for no one wanted to be the first person to join with old, weird Noah (Gen. 6:12-13, 7:1, 7:21-24).
But guess what? There are plenty of Noah’s around today. Are you listening? Or will we have the days of Noah all over again when God brings the final Judgment upon men with fire? (2 Peter 3:1-14).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.