An ancient sun emptied Noah's pores, while the jeers and jibes dried his spirit. Tediously Noah hammered away at the ark. Resolutely he knew God's commission, so Noah would too commission the ark. Already he learned there was no right time to give up on a call from the Lord.
God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out." (Genesis 6:13-14)
That beating heat, the duration of the project and the absence of affirming rain were not clear signs to the veracity of God's call. Yet Noah diligently crafted this vessel for almost a century. Each day he added substance and size in the smallest of increments.
Noah's life call was to preserve life for God's new earth. God already knew faithfulness resided in his soul. Noah built and he built, and then he built some more. Rewards were as absent as the deluge.
THEN the heavens thundered, the earth opened and the floods came. Vindication had arrived, for faithfulness has its own rewards.
Despite all outward circumstances Noah lived this one axiom of Divine guidance:
When heeding the Lord's call keep building until the floods come.
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Pride assassinates wisdom. ~ Daniel 2:13
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