The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”
5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him. Genesis 7:1-5
Noah had a tall order, but did what he was told. The end for building and gathering was nearing an end. This would be the moment of truth. Plus, he would be able to see how waterproof his ark was! Now there was a finality about it, in seven days. It must have been a surreal experience for Noah, knowing that he and his family would be the only people left on earth in a few days. But he trusted in his creator when it would have been easy to doubt.
The Lord spoke to Noah years before when he first started building. Presumably He had been instructing Noah every step of the way as he built all those years. God spoke to him then and it was clear. Would it be the same when the rains started falling? The old saying is still true:
In other words, when Noah’s head was clear and he could think, God spoke to him. Now that the “moment of truth” was approaching, how was Noah feeling about it all?
Or when the rains began to fall, did it become much clearer what God was trying to do?