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S.A.N.S. Episode 239: Build a Boat

One of the greatest feats in the Bible is Noah’s quest to build a huge boat. What makes this remarkable is rain didn’t exist at this time on earth. An open canopy atmosphere covered the earth with a tropical climate as underground springs known as aquifers watered the earth. Colton Dixon used the passage below to craft a modern song as a means to challenge Christians to God’s call for their own life.

And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction. 13 God said to Noah, I intend to make an end of all flesh, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I will [a]destroy them and the land. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopher or cypress wood; make in it rooms (stalls, pens, coops, nests, cages, and compartments) and cover it inside and out with pitch (bitumen), Genesis 6:12-14.

In the film Evan Almighty, Steve Carell plays Evan Baxter who is called by God to build a similar ark. Like anyone who tries to compromise, fight God or look for a way out, full obedience doesn’t come easy. The lyrics of Build a Boat are designed to prepare Christians for when God calls. May this song prepare you spiritually so that you may become open to God’s will for your life, Romans 12:1-2.

by Jay Mankus

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