Noah received God’s warning that there would be 40 days of rain to come, and God would use a flood to wipe away all the wicked humans and together with them, the living creatures as well. Noah believed the warning and started to build an ark on land. This was meant as a cautionary sign to the other people on earth, but no one believed Noah. Instead, they laughed and called him crazy! However, Noah continued to trust in God’s word and ignored the mocking. As a result, he led his family and many animals into the ark while the floodwaters came upon the land!