To Noah, God said I will destroy the earth. But God had a plan to spare Noah and his family. Building an ark didn’t make sense and required years of hard work, but Noah obeyed God’s instructions and survived the great flood.
We applaud Noah for his obedience to God.
To Moses, God said I will destroy these people. He promised to make Moses into an even greater nation afterwards. If I were Moses, I’d readily receive God’s words, both getting rid of the people who continually caused him grief and the part about making Moses into a nation. But Moses didn’t accept what God said. Instead, Moses sought to change God’s mind – and he did.
We greatly admire Moses for his boldness.
May we obey like Noah and be bold like Moses.