Noah’s obedience showed that he:
- would do what he was told by God – even if the instructions may have seemed silly to us (Genesis 6:22).
- was faithful to complete a very big job (Genesis 7:16).
- valued God’s opinion more than everybody else’s opinion (Genesis 6:9).
In building the ark Noah condemned the world (Hebrews 11:7). During construction, the ark stood as a mute criticism of everyone else – as obedience to God often does today.