And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him. Genesis 7:5
Every person on the earth has someone who is over him that he needs to obey. It begins with little children needing to obey their parents, going all the way up through adults needing to obey their bosses and those in authority.
While most people generally obey all of the laws, there are also many who refuse to obey everything. They will purposefully push the limits of the law, trying to get away with as much as possible. A few will openly rebel against all authority.
God had asked Noah to something crazy and Noah obeyed God in everything that He commanded.
It is very easy to obey someone when it is completely understood what was commanded, why it was commanded and the full results of obedience. In these cases, trust in self-knowledge is attained, giving the drive to be obedient.
Obedience is much more difficult when the reason for doing something is not fully understood or believed.
It had never rained before on the earth, nor had it ever flooded, so the concept of flooding and total destruction was foreign to Noah. He had to trust God in order to be fully obedient in what God commanded him to do.
Following God and obeying Him may not always appear to be the most sensible thing to do in the eyes of the world. Things will be commanded to do that go against all human logic and understanding.
As the believer chooses to obey God and do what He says, he may be the one who brings salvation to the entire world. Most believers will not be used in such a great way, but God will use each one to touch lives around them in great ways. Obedience will build God’s kingdom.
God may be asking you to do something that appears to be insane or at least out of the ordinary. Instead of questioning God and refusing to obey, choose to obey God. Trust that God knows what He is asking of you to do is the best thing to be done.
Take a step of faith and obey God. See what God can do in and through you to touch the world. It may be that because of your obedience whole cities or nations may come to the Lord and be saved. At a minimum it shows your love for and trust in God.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God’s commands to you; that you will obey God’s commands to you; that you will not fear obeying God; and that God’s kingdom will be built greater through your obedience.