Genesis 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate, 3 and seven pairs
of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth. 4 For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground." 5 And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him. 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground, 9 two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had
commanded Noah. 10 And after seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark, 14 they and every beast, according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, according to its kind, and every bird, according to its kind, every winged creature. 15 They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. 16 And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the LORD shut him in. 17 The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18 The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that
all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. 20 The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep. 21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind. 22 Everything on
the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. 23 He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark. 24 And the waters
prevailed on the earth 150 days.
How does this passage instruct us to daily live? We are to live listening to what God commands us to do and do it (vss 1,5). We are to take God's word to be true. We are to expect the Lord to help us do
what He commands us to do (vss 14-16). Noah listened to what the Lord was saying to Him. Jesus commanded His disciples to teach new disciples to obey everything He commanded them (Matthew 28:19-20). In Matthew 17:5 God commands us to listen to Him. We fulfill that command by learning God's written word, the Bible. We are not only to listen to Jesus's commands, but we are to obey them. saving faith gives us a desire to obey the Lord (Romans 1:5; James 2:14-26).
Noah believed what God said would happen (Hebrew 11:6-7). We are to believe that what God says is true. Jesus proved what He said was true by rising from the dead just as He said He would. Jesus' resurrection proves the Bible is true (John 2:18-22).
We are to expect the Lord to help us do what He commands us to do. God helped Noah know how to build the ark, He helped the living creatures to come into the ark, and He closed the door of the ark after all entered. We can expect God's help to be and do all He commands us. 2 Peter 1:3-4 tells we have been given everything we need for life and godliness. God is our provider (Matthew 6:25-34). The Lord gives us strength to do all He assigns us to do (Philippians 4:13). We access all His provision by faith. We exercise faith when we attempt to be or do God's commands expecting Him to help us do them.
Are you listening to God by daily reading His word? Are you believing God's word is true? Are you expecting God to help you obey His commands? Ask the Lord to help you. He will.