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Genesis 6:22 ” Noah did everything just as God commanded him.”

When God told Noah to build an ark,  Noah must have thought to himself, “What’s an ark?”.  And even though God gave him explicit, precise and detailed instructions on the assembly of said ark, (verses 14-21)…to Noah it surely would have seemed like just an impossible dream.  But it says despite not knowing exactly how he was going about it…Noah did everything just as God commanded.  Now likely God hasn’t called you to build a 450′ x 75′ x 45′ boat in your back yard…but there’s probably something He is calling you into right now…and you’re resisting,  because to you it’s an impossibility…but to God nothing is impossible.  For God will always go before you, giving you precise and detailed instructions… just like He gave Noah.

I Chronicles 13: 9-10 ” When they came to the threshing floor of Kidon, Uzzah reached out his hand to steady the Ark, because the oxen stumbled. The Lord’s anger burned against Uzzah and He struck him down because he had put his hand on the Ark. So he died there before God.”

The Levites were moving the Ark of the Covenant…and rather than obeying the Lord’s command of how to move it…the Ark was to be carried on the shoulders of the men, they placed the Ark on an oxen cart. God’s commandments are not open to debate or revision on our part. The Levites knew the proper protocol, but chose not to follow it.