The Bible

Noah's Devotion and Worthiness College

In Genesis, it is inherent that power always originates with God, but it is also possible for people to get power from God indirectly. Noah, an ordinary man, is tasked by God with building a giant ship capable of holding beings of every species without sinking during a severe flood. Obviously, this would be a very difficult task for a normal family, so Noah has to gain the power necessary to complete the task, but God never explicitly gives it to him. Noah’s devotion is what gives him the power to carry through with the project. He is devoted to serving God, and wants to please him; this extreme devotion is what gives him the stamina to carry through with such an arduous task. However, the book fails to explain why Noah was chosen to take on this task. The Bible never explicitly states what Noah did to be chosen to build the ark; nothing sets him apart from the other commoners alive at the time in which the story is set.

Noah’s father believed that he had potential since his birth, saying that Noah “shall bring us relief from our work and from the toil of our hands” (5:29). He is likely foreshadowing that Noah will complete a great project; one larger than life that had never been completed before. His father likely did not...

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