Praise for Noah\'s Faith

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead... I will show you my faith by my works.
JAMES 2:17-18
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Praise for Noah's Faith
Noah is praised as an example for us because he did not have a dead faith, which is actually no faith at all, but a living and active faith. He is obedient when God gives him a command; and because he believes God both when He gives a promise and when He utters a threat, he painstakingly carries out God's direction in regard to the ark, the gathering of the animals, and the food. The particular praise of Noah's faith is that he stays on the royal road; he adds nothing, changes nothing, and takes nothing away from God's directive but abides completely by the command he hears.

From Lectures on Genesis (Luther's Works 2:77)
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