Written By Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies
Year after year, Noah did the same old thing—hammered, nailed, and kept on building his ark. Bible commentators suggest different lengths of time for Noah to build the ark, but most believe it was between 50 to 80 years of his life! He did not have time to do all the things that everyone else was doing. He just kept on slogging and being faithful, doing the same thing every day for all those years. In doing so, he condemned the world.
He changed the world because he stuck with the job God gave him to do! While others did their own thing, Noah gave his life to obeying God’s commandment. He was mocked, ridiculed, and persecuted, but he was the only one who saved his family.
Dear mother, as you embrace the lifestyle of mothering and building a godly home, you too maybe mocked and ridiculed by family and friends. Be encouraged. Your daily faithfulness to your motherly duties in the home are not in vain. Your diligence, perseverance, and commitment to your daily duties are godly character traits.
As you commit your life to building your ark, you will save your family. And more than that, you will influence generations to come and help to fill eternity.
Hebrews 11:7 says: “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.”
Today is another building day in your home. Keep at it. Never give up. God is with you.
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.