The biblical character Noah inspires me a lot, and drives the mindset of possibility in me. His story has many lessons to learn, and one of such is that you can be whoever you want to be, or achieve whatever you want to even if nobody has achieved that. Impossibility is not a word found in the dictionary of would-be great men and women.
The days of Noah was characterised by the continuous prevalence of evil when humanity became dangerously hostile and corrupt. The “sons” of God (fallen angels) produced evil seeds with the daughters of men to the point that God was deeply grieved because this was not His original plan for man. But the man Noah made up his mind to be different from his generation and to stand alone in his faith and commitment to God, as well as a highly developed sense of reverential fear of God.
Regardless of society’s deprivation, Noah found grace before God because he chose to be just and perfect amid violence and corruption.
Our world of today can be likened to the days of Noah overtaken by violence and corrupt practices. Even when one has the desire to be pure, there are many things that may make it difficult to stay pure. We live in a society where sin is normalised, morality looks weird, and abominations have become a lifestyle.
And just as Noah made a choice to be just and perfect, God expects more from us. Why? Because we are in the dispensation of Grace. “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Romans 5:20 (KJV).
If Noah was just and perfect, then, it is possible for you and I to remain pure. The book of Psalms had a question and an answer, too.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy Word. PSALM 119:9.
Staying pure in this deprived generation is possible and is dependent on the level of our immersion in the Word of God.
The decision and action to be just and perfect in this hostile and corrupt world lies with us, while the supply of grace comes from God.