Now, let’s look at some that faced some IMPOSSIBLE GOALS:
I. NOAH HAD AN IMPOSSIBLE GOAL.
Genesis 6:1-3, 5-14, 17-19; 7:1, 5-10, 12, 17; 8:1-5, 13:15-19.
Hebrews 11:7, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.”
Understand that here was a man with an impossible goal: working against opposition, a preacher of righteousness, and a man who was misunderstood by his generation. And yet he was so moved by what he was told that he was ready to attempt the impossible for God.
The burden was placed upon him and only him to save all of mankind. God said that He would destroy mankind and Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Think of his burden. There had never been anything like it before, in fact; no one had ever seen rain before.
Can you imagine the ridicule, mental torture and the opposition? You won’t find one single word where Noah was discouraged, ready to quit or ignore his responsibilities. He did his work and did it without murmuring or complaining and without any personal ambition of his own.
How we ought to praise God for that statement, “God helped him and he won the victory.”
After the flood water subsided the animals, fowls and insects were led out and it was a whole new world. The impossible task has been accomplished because with God all things are possible.
TOMORROW WE WILL LOOK AT ABRAHAM AND MOSES!