Everyone exercises a kind of faith to live in this world – this is inborn faith in human DNA.
We exercise this faith without any difficulty and without our knowledge.
The confidence we have in the manmade machines or computers exhibits that faith.
But when it comes to spiritual things we have all kinds of problems and doubts.
Biblical faith always depends on our trust & knowledge of the Word of God.
Today we will learn about the faith of a man who lived before the floods.
This was the most dangerous period of human history with rampant wickedness.
People’s thoughts were always full of evil because there is no fear of God in their hearts.
Today we are living exactly in an identical frame of mind without any fear of God.
God found only Noah who still had the fear of God in his heart.
I. THE REASON FOR THE FLOODS (11-13)
In God’s sight the earth became such a wicked place – people had no fear of God – indulged in all sorts of wickedness – homosexuality – adultery - violence.
Such wickedness forced the hands of God to destroy the people as well as the earth.
II. THE PREPARATION FOR FLOODS (14-17)
God clearly provides the details for the Ark to be built in order to save the few God chose.
It is like a humongous cruise ship that sails across the oceans.
Except the people & the animals on the boat everything on earth was destroyed.
III. THE SAVING GRACE OF GOD (18-22)
Noah simply believed God’s word and started gathering materials to build the Ark.
He did exactly everything what God told him to do.
Here we see abundant grace of God shown to save His creation & humanity from the corruption of terrible wickedness.
The most amazing thing witnessed is Noah’s faith.
The size of the ark he was building might had given him sleepless nights.
All he knew was that God is going to flood the earth but he had no idea how it will happen because no one ever saw any rain or floods before.
Noah exercised faith beyond human imagination as he too never seen rain in his life.
But he had the utmost fear of God in his heart.
Noah's faith was based on what he could not see but what God told him to do.
Faith in God was only real when people simply believed God, trusting in His promises and acting on His promises.
Biblical faith is based on God's revealed TRUTH.
Biblical faith is always acting on the promises of God.
It is just a matter of believing in God's word, trusting Him as our Lord and Savior.
Today we live in a world as similar to that of Noah day’s full wickedness on steroids.
Our only hope is to anchor our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
God provides the way of salvation to all those who put their faith in Lord Jesus.
God provided a boat to save Noah’s family from impending floods.
God provides a way out from our miserable world through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We will not escape from this world in a boat but we are assured of eternal life with Jesus.
God provides the blue print to insulate the Christian with His revealed Word & promises.