6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
My routine each morning is to check the weather forecast so I would know whether I can go and ride my bike to work or if I should drive to work. Sometimes, there is a forecast with a chance of rain and at the end of the day, it doesn’t rain at all. I try to imagine Noah being told to build an ark in the middle of the field with no rain in the forecast.
Noah was remarkable in his faith as he had a long persevering faith. Most of us who have plans will quit after a few weeks, months of a year or two. Noah continued to build the ark for one hundred and twenty years. He didn’t just have to wait for one hundred and twenty years, but he laboured and worked for a long time. This is why he is being credited for his faith, which even surpasses the time that Abraham had to wait for his first child. God isn’t looking for such great faith in us, but just simple faith. We much believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him.