God gave Noah very detailed instruction on precisely how to build the ark, yet there was no proximal body of water! Was he ‘crazy’? A source of contemption and ridicule Noah was! There was no rain in those days. Noah did not question God’s design and try to change it. Nor was he too lazy to carry out in full God’s instructions. He simply trusted God’s plan and fully obeyed Him.
Does the Bible teach that the earth did not receive rain until the Flood in Noah’s day? Is it possible that the people had never seen it rain before the earth was destroyed in the Flood? Two passages seem to teach this.
Then God said, Let there be a expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. Thus God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so (Genesis 1:6,7)
For The Lord God had not caused it to rain, and there was no man to till the ground (Genesis 2:5).
Some say these verses teach that it did not rain until the time of the Flood. The earth was watered by a mist until the Flood waters came down. The water source for the Flood, it is argued, are the waters above spoken of in Genesis 1:6,7. They had been stored up since day two of creation. God did not open these floodgates until He destroyed the world in the days of Noah (Genesis 7:11). Until that time the people had never seen it rain.
And we pray:
Lord, help me to pay close attention to Your Word and to seek to fully obey You in every area of my life. Father, I submit myself fully to Your Essence. In my life, Your will be done, Amen. Even when I don’t understand the reason for all of Your commands, let me act in faith and not lean on my own understanding. Open my spirit LORD; fill me to overflow withYour AWESOME glory, Amen.