“But Noah found favour with the Lord. This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on the earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.”
The only blameless person living on the earth at that time… What an overwhelmingly bold declaration to make. Yet it was completely the truth. In fact, it is because of Noah’s righteousness and close fellowship with God, that humanity continued. At the time Noah lived, the world was full of evil. Verse 5 tells us that every thought and action the people did was consistently and totally evil. There was no good at all. A far away image of the perfect Garden of Eden that God had created some years ago. The only righteous and blameless person on the earth was Noah. And because of this, Noah found favour with God.
We now have Jesus who is our righteousness. We are made right through Him, through His sacrifice and through Him living in us. We too are found blameless before God as we are hidden in Christ, our sins forgiven and our sinful nature replaced with a new creation. But, we too need to make sure we are living and walking in a close fellowship with God. This comes from spending time in prayer, in His word and living for Him in all we do. Just as Noah’s righteousness saved him, and many others through the arc he built, we too have the opportunity to save others from living consistently evil lives by showing them Jesus through our lives and our close walk with Him.