Genesis 6:22 says that Noah did everything just as the Lord commanded him.
It’s easy to do some of what God tells us. It’s easy to do everything God tells us, but in a slightly different way. (For example he could have made a slightly bigger boat etc). But the challenge is to do everything, just as commanded.
Noah mixes the revelation of the coming flood with the faithful obedience of a righteous man. It’s easy to keep these things separate: what God tells us and what we think is true and important.
The men and women of scripture challenge us to mix faithful obedience with the revelation of Gods will/word.
When God says go, do we go? When God says speak, do we speak? When God says turn the other cheek, love your enemies, bless those who insult you – do we?
Obedience isn’t easy, especially when we disagree. This is why faith is required into the mixture.
Today, may we be like Noah who did everything, just as the Lord commanded Him.
Peter: “But because You say so, I will” Luke 5:5
“Whatever God wants, whenever He wants it, whatever the cost”
Mary: “do whatever He tells you” John 2:5