Noah lived in a time of increased wickedness and lawlessness upon earth, so much so that God determined to destroy man’s world with a global flood. Yet into every darkness some light will shine, and this was true of righteous Noah. The Bible says that Noah found grace in the sight of God. God chose Noah to build an ark of salvation for he and his family, and would thereby preserve humanity through him. Noah went against the grain of his culture and walked with God. He obeyed God when it was not popular to do so. And it is important to note that the Bible says God saw that he was righteous in the midst of his generation. Noah’s life was like a small city that was situated on a hill, surrounded by darkness and a barren landscape.
Jesus said that His followers are to let their light so shine before others that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. It is easy to retreat from the darkness, but Christ wants us to be salt and light. We must engage the culture around us for His sake. And we can be confident that He will supply the grace we need.
Father, thank You for the grace that You give me each day. May the light of Christ shine through me today as I seek to point those around to Him. Give me courage to take a righteous stand. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
For more, read Genesis 6:5-8:22