Noah had a huge job, but he did it

Genesis Bible Background

01.03.2019 – Old Testament: Gen 6.19–22

To read the Bible in a year, read Genesis 6–8 on January 3, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

Have you given much thought to the work that God assigned to Noah? Yes, he had God’s help, but God still expected the man to do many things, including this:

“And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.”

The animals would go to Noah, but then he had to take them on board. He also had to gather food of all kinds, and that meant that he and his family would have to feed the animals in the ark for over a year. However, Moses went on to note:

Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did (Genesis 6.19–22).

God did not put more upon Noah than he could do, nor did God do it all for him. His job was huge, but Moses said that Noah did everything God commanded him to do.


  • Can you do all that God commands you to do?
  • If you think that you cannot, why do you think that is?

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