Walking with God
"This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God."
Genesis 6 reveals the sorry state of humanity because of sin's pernicious influence. Human beings not only did evil, but also desired it consistently. Except for Noah. He was someone who did and sought what was right. In fact, he walked with God.
Genesis does not tell us why Noah was special in this way. But it makes clear the connection between living rightly and living with God. If we want to live well, if we want to do what's right, then we should seek a closer relationship with God (see John 15:1-8).
QUESTIONS: Would people say that you are a righteous person? Why or why not? How closely do you walk with God in your daily life?
PRAYER: Sometimes, dear Lord, our world seems like the world of Noah. Evil is all around us and pulls at our own hearts. We need your help, gracious God, if we're to be and act differently from the world. By your grace, may we be like Noah. May we walk so closely with you each day that we're able to live rightly. Help us to walk with you at home and at work, at church and at play. As we do, let us reflect your truth and grace in this world, so that you might get the credit for who we are. Amen.