The Reverend Larry Johnson gave a talk at my church last night. In a nutshell, in Genesis chapters 6-7, Noah tells his family to enter the ark and they listened to him. When a similar thing happened to Lot in Genesis 19:14, Lot spoke to his sons-in-law and told them “Quick, get out of this place because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking. Larry asked two main questions:
- What was it about Noah that caused his family to take him seriously and what was it about Lot that caused his family to not take him seriously?
- Is there anything about you that would cause people to not take you seriously on spiritual matters?