Genesis 6:9 – “Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation.”
We know how it feels to be pressured into being liked and accepted by others, we know that Noah also may have understood that being of God made him stand apart from the world, but Noah was obedient to God, not man, and for his faith and righteousness, him and his family were saved.
Genesis 8:21 “The Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.”
When Noah finally disembarked from the Ark, he built an altar to God, and offered burnt offerings, upon smelling it, God creates a covenant with Noah and the world, in which he shall never again pour out his wrath on man and the world. To demonstrate this promise, God sets a rainbow in the clouds, so that whenever the rainbows appear, He will see it and remember the promise He made to Noah and the earth. This promise still stands today, revealing God’s immutable character.
Have we noticed how different our struggles would be if we were to seek God’s obedience just as much as we seek His forgiveness?