The author of Hebrews writes, “By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this He condemned the world and became an heir of righteousness that comes by faith” (Hebrews 11:7). Noah was given an incredible task. As God’s preacher to the world, even though he became the object of ridicule and persecution, Noah held fast to the Word and promise of God.
The church proclaims a similar message today. Because we believe that this world will end and our Lord Jesus Christ “will come again to judge the living and the dead,” the world scoffs at and is hostile to what we preach. As we hold fast to the Word of God, let us consider how “we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses (Heb. 12:1),” especially Noah, our father in the faith.
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