Genesis 6:8,9 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
The context of these passages is the pending flood judgment of God upon mankind because of their ungodly, immoral and violent behavior. This implies that there was a revelation or moral standard of God given that was disobeyed, for Noah found grace in the eyes of The Lord because he walked with God. The prophet Amos said, “Can two walk together except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3) For Noah to walk with God meant that he believed in Him and submitted to Him. How difficult it must have been for Noah to walk with God during this period of time. Everywhere that he turned, he would be vexed with immoral behavior. Violence and wickedness was the norm.
Jesus said that prior to His return, the condition of mankind on earth would be similar to those in the days of Noah. Scripture defines the last days as perilous. Noah found grace in the eyes of The Lord. He did not earn grace, he found it. Noah was not a sinless man. He had a sin nature like any other man on earth at the time. Yet he resisted the evil that lurked in his flesh and followed the will of God. Walking with God is a choice. It is a choice that is made apart from and in spite of the sin nature within us, and the temptation to follow the pathway of sin that is embraced by others around us. The grace to walk with God is not only a gift given; it is a grace that is found when our heart and mind are in agreement with God’s. Man is not a preprogrammed robot. Man is made in the image and likeness of God. To walk with God is not a chance, it is a choice. Choose wisely today, beloved.