Consider Noah

Noah's Faith

I was reading my Bible today and my thoughts went to Noah's Faith. I pondered on how Noah believed God and built the ark. I wonder if I would have had the faith, in that day and age, to believe. I asked several questions and set out to discover the answers.

MY Questions:

1. How did Noah know about God.

Noah decended from Adam's son Seth who died before Noah was born so Seth could not have taught him. Seths son Enos was 819 yrs. old when Noah was born so it is possible that Enos taught him but since the Bible doesn't say anything about Enos being a Godly man I doubt he did much if any teaching about God. It was probably more like telling the family Gossip. Like us today, we have all heard the stories about old uncle so in so that went to jail for whatever. We all have those famous bad people in our families and just like us Noah had them in his. So back to my question how did Noah know. The Bible doesn't exactly tell us but I can just imagine that it would have been pretty much comon knowledge throughout the family to know about their famous ancesters Adam and Eve and what happened to them. In fact it may have been Adam who gathered the family around to tell the stories of old. We just don't know. We do know that Adam lived long enough to have told many of his decendants first hand, about God. Adam was still alive when Lamech (Noah's Father) was born and lived 116 years after that.

Can you imagine what it must have been like to hear Adam tell about God. It is like now when you talk to somebody that has God in their heart, you just know that they know. Why is it that Adams children did not sek to know God themselves. Why did it take 6 generations before a decendant of Adam believed. Just like us, we hear and we know what we hear is true, but we walk away. It is beause Enoch chose to act on the measure of faith that God had placed in Him. The Bible says that God has given to every man a measure of faith. Romans 12:3. We all have that measure of faith and we must choose to act on it before it becomes a reality.

I think that Enoch told Noah about God and Noah believed him. He acted on that belief when God told him to build the ark.

Think of all the knowledge we have to look back on and understand what has happened, yet people with all the knowledge still refuse to act upon that measure of faith that God gave every man. We have so much confirmation and yet at times it is so hard to act on it. Oh, how difficult it must have been for Noah.

Next time I will give my second question about Noah's faith.

Let me know your thoughts on this.

Comments 8 comments

Brand_New_Woman 5 years ago Author

lol Matt6V33 I will do that I have her on my list to follow. Thanks.

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matt6v33 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

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Brand_New_Woman 5 years ago Author

Thank you all for your responses to what I wrote. It was encouraging because I have never considered writing anything before. I kinda write like I talk with many run-on sentences so you will have to forgive me. I really appreciate the encouragement. Also thanks to those who have followed.

I don't know how to respond to each one of you yet as I am just learning how all this works so thats why I am posting a response thank you here.

I so hope something we say here touches someone for there are so few laborers in the field and we must be about out Father's business.

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matt6v33 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

My Thoughts On This: hmmmm, i think young lady u have been blessed with such an awsome heart and mind, to be able to write such a, well thought out, well written, "Food For Thought"

I would like to encourage you, to continue using those Gifts of yours, in so that all of us out here, can learn, and yet appreicate that talent, you've been blessed to possess.

I Thank God Always, for blessing Man, with the Freedom to Choose.(Free Morale Agent). I Pray that all man, like Noah, will Choose Wisely, and Follow What He had saith, V. What Man says, thus being pleasing to Him, knowing too,that All will appear before Him on that day of Judgment, to give an account of there choices(lives), and thus too, will either Hear from Him, on that Day. "Enter thy Good and Faithful Servant, OR Depart

from Me, for I dont Know Thee", into eternal Punishment.

Well, Was that a Mouthful or What?

u Did ask, did u not, what we think! :)

Glad You Found Your Way, to this place!

Welcome! And Keep Writing.... is my prayer for U!

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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Hello sister Hey you can write and I think you know your purpose here at the hubs to share salvation and abundant life. This is our destiny as Children of God. Great story. Got me to thinking. God talked to Noah and kept in close touch. I mean to build an ark of such magnitude how could others be in such disbelief? Allot like today GOD is shaking the world and many choose to not listen and trust in a GOD they design or themselves or the world. SO sad they live in the dark. GOD wishes none perish. I know I was once lost then found. I am eternally grateful. I am a new grandma, saw you were one as well on your profile. One step closet to heaven. NOW you keep on In HIM, OK! Great hub of love.

voted up and awesome

Brand_New_Woman 5 years ago Author

Thank you for your responses. This Blog stuff is all new to me, just another place God is leading me.

I was reading my Bible and got to the Begots. You know the part we like to skip over. Well, low and behold if I didnt get caught up in finding how old everybody was when somebody was born lol. So if you want to know I have a whole chart now. Amazing where God takes us in His Word.

SirDent 5 years ago

I agree with Micahel. This hub does provoke one to ponder on how Noah knew about God.

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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

Very thought provoking hub. I believe as you pointed out that there was a lot of family members able to tell of God to Noah and God himself appeared to Noah.

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