“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith” (Hebrews 11:7).
Noah acted on what God said even though he had never seen a catastrophic flood like the one to come. Why did he act on what God said? Because Noah believed what God said. That, my friends, is faith in God.
The Bible is God’s word written down. If we believe what God says, we will act on it appropriately. If we don’t act on the Bible, we don’t believe God.
God declared Noah a righteous man because Noah acted on what God said. Noah wasn’t declared righteous because he never sinned, but because he believed God. God makes us righteous because we believe in Jesus and act on what we believe — we make Jesus lord of our lives (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Faith is believing in things not yet seen. Faith is based on what God says. God sees things that we don’t. When God says something, it’s established on what He knows to be true.
The grace of God reveals what God did for us through Jesus Christ. What Jesus did for us is revealed in the written word of God. The written Word reveals the Living Word.
If we want to see “things not yet seen,” we need to be like Noah and act on God’s word while the thing is not yet seen; we need to act on what Jesus did for us. That is faith in God’s word.
Stay strong and prepared!