You Want Me to Build a What?


Noah, however, found favor in the eyes of the Lord.–Genesis 6:8


He had to make a choice. After the big win, all of his teammates were going out partying and drinking. How would he choose? Sound familiar? What about Noah?

“Lord, You want me to do what? Build what? An ark? And all those animals will listen to me? Right . . .” Noah had to make a choice. Build a big boat and obey, or don’t and tread water for a long time. He counted the cost and made the right decision. Noah did not choose what the crowd or his friends wanted him to do, but was loyal and obedient to God. We can be encouraged by Noah to take a stand and not be afraid to do something against the grain. The words “everyone is doing it” must not keep us from obeying God!

How did the young athlete choose? He chose to be different and loyal to his parents, coaches, and his faith in God and went home by himself. God honors people like Noah and this young athlete for their loyalty and obedience. We can make a difference and be an example by following Him, not everyone else.


1. Are you standing out for Christ or following the crowd?
2. Where does your loyalty lie?
3. Do you want to be different for Christ or just fit in?


Genesis 6:1-8; John 14:23; Romans 12:2; 1 John 5:2-4


Lord, I know You want me to choose You, but sometimes it is hard. I love You and want to show others You are first in my life. Give me the power and courage to take a stand for You even if it means others will put me down. Thank You for being faithful to me. Amen.

Bible Reference: 
1 John 5