Verse 1 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this generation. source
So what does it take to be seen righteous before the LORD?
Of ALL the people on the earth at the time of this event, ONLY Noah and his household was seen to be righteous before The LORD.
NO. ONE. ELSE.
Not a single other soul.
What was life like on the planet?
The corruption, the evilness must have been like America multiplied and intensified times; times how much??
I don’t even know times how much!
The Scripture says “5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually.” Genesis 6:5
From the fruit the media reports it seems to me there are humans living today to whom verse 5 applies.
Let it not be any of us!
Back to the question.
What does it take to be seen righteous before The LORD?
Well, if we go back to Genesis 6 again we will read: ” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.” source
What does it mean to walk with GOD?
Perhaps you will agree it is to live in agreement with GOD; to say what GOD says about sin, life, and death.
And what does GOD say about sin, life, and death?
And how has HE spoken to us?
HE has spoken to us by, through, and in His SON. Hebrews 1:2
Perhaps you will read all of Hebrews 1 for a fuller understanding.
I’ve heard it preached that the People of the Old Testament looked forward to the cross of JESUS with saving faith and we of the New Testament look back to the cross of JESUS with saving faith.
Do you get the picture?
It’s obedience to what GOD reveals to us.
And how has He revealed Himself? Through His Son, JESUS CHRIST.
Noah did that. GOD told him to build an ark on dry land — he did it!
Noah did what he heard GOD say even though what GOD said looked to be the most stupid thing a person could do on planet earth.
That ‘stupid’ act of obedience preserved the earthly lives of Noah, his wife, his sons, his sons’ wives, animals, birds, cattle, and . . . .
Would we be here if Noah had failed to obey GOD?
Obedience to GOD is the most important of all things, wouldn’t you agree?
We will not fully know until our day of accounting just what our faithful obedience to the Father has done — but of this I am confident: IT WILL BE GOOD!
And we will be glad we obeyed! Every single time!