This is the account of Noah and his family.Genesis 6:9
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
This is one of my favorite bible verses. It talks about Noah and his relationship with God and with man too.
The scripture describes Noah as a righteous and blameless man and it also goes on to say that Noah walked with God.
Noah was a righteous man
To be righteous doesn’t mean that Noah was without sin. The Bible says that “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Yet the Bible describes Noah as a righteous man. This means that he was obedient to God and he always did what was right in the sight of God.
I know that it might sound impossible to always do what is right in the sight of God but it is easier than you think. To do what is right in the sight of God, you just have to obey Him. Just do as He says. Simple as that.
Noah was blameless among his people
We live in a world where people’s actions influence others. Noah lived in a time when sin and wickedness had taken over the world that God had to destroy the world. (Genesis 7:17-20)
Yet in a sinful and wicked world like that, Noah was described as righteous and blameless. This shows that Noah didn’t let the world around him influence his thoughts and his actions.
He set his eyes on the Lord and only did as God commanded (Genesis 6:22). Because of that, he found favor in the eyes of God (Genesis 6:8).
Even as a parent, you want your children to obey you and you sometimes tell your children to do what is right, so you do something nice for them
So imagine how things will be in your life if you obeyed the Lord and do as He commands.
Noah walked with God
The scripture also says Noah walked faithfully with God. Now the Bible talks about a lot of people but only three men in the Bible were said to have walked with God. These were Noah, Enoch and Levi.
So what does it mean to walk with God?
Come near to God and he will come near to you.James 4:8
Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded
Walking with God doesn’t mean physically holding hands with God and taking a stroll in the park. It simply means that you should draw closer to God and do as he commands.
This means that;
- You have to read and meditate on The word of God
- You have to pray always and seek direction from him
- You have to forsake sin and live a righteous life
- You have to be patient and wait on the Lord for his answer
- You have to obey what God says even if you don’t understand
Why you should walk with God
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.Genesis 6:8
God regretted making man and so decided to wipe the human race from the surface of the earth. This was because the world was filled with wickedness and even the thoughts of the people were all evil (Genesis 6:5-6)
Yet, because Noah walked with God, he found favor in the sight of God and so he and his family were protected from the flood. And through Noah and his family, God filled the world again.
Favor is defined as an act of kindness beyond what is usual. God extended his favor onto Noah and his family because Noah was a righteous man who walked faithfully with Him.
This means that if you draw close to God and you walk with him, you will find favor with God too.
He will do great unthinkable things in your life. He will open unseen doors for you and bless you beyond your imagination.
Now don’t get it wrong. Walking with God doesn’t mean that your life is automatically going to be perfect. No! But walking with God means that no matter what you go through in life, God is with You, God is by your side, so you will overcome.
So though the troubles will come, walking with God gives you the assurance that you will be fine.
Noah walked with God but that didn’t stop the flood. The flood still came but walking with God meant that the flood couldn’t do him any harm. And because of Noah, his family was saved too.
Prayer – Draw me close to you
Thank you for your love and protection of my life.
Thank you for the forgiveness of sins and for your grace that I may be able to come close to you.
Today, I pray that you draw me close to you.
Teach me to hear and understand your voice when you speak to me.
Help me to do as you command and to live a life that is pleasing in your eyes.
Give me the strength to not fall under the influence of the world. Help me to live a life that is blameless to the people around me.
Help me to forsake sin and be able to pursue a life of holiness
In Jesus name, I pray,