Have you ever been asked to do something that made no sense? Yet, out of respect for the person asking you, you did what you were asked?

I have a son-in-law who knows how to fix almost anything. When he helps me with a project, I have stopped questioning him and simply do what he asks. Why? Because he has proven that he knows so much more than I do. I’ve learned to trust him even when his request makes little sense to me. I’m his assistant in the project!

We do not have a lot of information about Noah but we have a general description, “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.” (Genesis 6:9) Noah was righteous, blameless among the people and walked faithfully with God! Let’s think more about the phrase, “he walked faithfully with God.”

When you walk with someone, you go where they are going, you keep in step, turn this way and that based on the path they are taking. It’s clear that Noah’s priority was to be in step with God and this made him stand out. He was blameless among the people. I’m sure the plan to build a huge boat on dry land made little sense to Noah, yet he obeyed. He made the decision to trust God. This decision had to be made day after day, year after year.

Years ago, someone told me that God's commands exist for two positive reasons: to protect me and to provide for me. Noah’s obedience led him into God’s protection and provision for him and his family.

Prayer: Father God, you are wise beyond measure. You know all things. I confess I know so little. May I walk faithfully with you. May I be in step with you even when what you ask makes so little sense to me at the time. Thank you that your commands are intended to protect me and provide for me. Amen.

For Today: Ask yourself, how God would describe me? What words would he use?

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