April 21, 2021 –
Another man of faith who had the honor of walking with God was Noah. The Old Testament describes Noah as a righteous man who lived in a close, personal relationship with God. The Bible records the records of the generation of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God (Genesis 6:9).
These are the characteristics of Noah that allowed him to walk with God.
- Noah was righteous. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time (Genesis 6:9b). He did what was right in God’s sight. Noah’s walk equaled his talk.
- Noah was obedient. Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did. (Genesis 6:22). He took God at His word and did all he was commanded.
- Noah was patient. Noah had no evidence of what was coming or how long it would take to build the ark. Noah built the ark while the sun was shining and long before the rains came For you have need of endurance (patience), so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised (Hebrews 10:36).
- Noah was faithful. In the roll call of the faithful it is recorded of Noah, By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith (Hebrews 11:7).
Scripture says that after Noah had finished building the ark, God commanded him to “Enter the ark, you and your family; for you alone, I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time” (Gen. 7:1). Through his life of goodness and holiness, Noah saved himself, his family, and two of every living creature upon the face of the earth from the Flood. Because Noah walked with God before the Flood, he would walk with Him after the Flood.
The crucial question is are these your values?