- Genesis 6:13-15 (NKJV) And God said, “Make yourself an ark…and this is how you shall make it…”
My line of work can be frustrating sometimes. On any given day I can quickly look around and see a “train wreck” in the making.
I try to warn people. I try to cajole, exhort, and encourage them to make changes for the better but so many times my words fall on deaf ears.
Now I’m not pointing this out from a smug and superior attitude—I’ve done the same thing.
Why do we do this? Why do we needlessly complicate our lives and the lives of those we love?
One of the reasons is that we somehow have trouble believing God can do things.
Thank goodness (in contrast to the rest of the human population at the time) Noah took God at his word. In Noah’s day a ship had never been built, but a ship was needed if we humans were to survive. Thankfully, God knows how to do things—including building ships; and thankfully Noah listened and obeyed.
But what if Noah had been hard-headed and ignored all or some of God’s instructions? What if he had said, “I can do this better”? Well one thing is for sure, I wouldn’t be here to write this and you wouldn’t be here to read it.
Dear friend, please don’t ignore God’s instructions. He has given us a blue print for life—it’s called the Bible.
God knows how to build a life, a marriage, a business…anything.
The problem with most people is not that they don’t understand the Bible, it’s that they don’t obey what they do understand.
I’m typing this as kindly and lovingly as I can, but just quit your arguing and second guessing and obey God—just do it; trust Him. In the end you will be so glad you did…because God knows how to do things—anything.