“But Noah found favour in the sight of the Lord.” Genesis 6:8 (NRSV)
Favour, this is something divine that once you have it upon your life, then you are blessed. The favour of God changes the life of a man in so many dramatic ways that one hardly never imagine.
People in the days of Noah were deep in sin, stubborn, idol worshippers, homosexuals, lesbians, full of evil practices, very annoying and provoking. They no longer serve God but rather, went on to serve the false images, to married their daughters and sons, to create solid alliances with evil nations, and did as they like.
God tried so hard to warn them, and He remained patient that they would change, but these people were just disobedient. They went further, plunging the more into their bad ways.
Then God decided to wipe out the entire human race, regretting He created them. In fact, this is applicable in many homes where you will hear mother publicly regretting having given birth to her child who is wayward. You can equally see this between stranded couple, while one of them openly says she regrets her relationship.
It takes enough acts for someone to get fed up about the other person. It is not possible to just get up and call someone evil unless that person did something that called for being tagged as evil. This is the exact point with human races during the days of Noah.
They are nation with stupidity, arrogant, and full of debaucheries. No matter how much God tend to warn them, these people were not ready to listen.
But then the Bible says in the above verse that among all these people, Noah found favour in the sight of God. Incredible! This just means that no matter how long evil tries to penetrate, the good will surely prevail.
Without Noah, I bet God would have wiped out them all, and that’s the end of all lives. Noah prevented this from happening through his faith. He loved God. He saw all that happened around him but Noah refused to join them all in the evil acts.
Rather, Noah continued to remain faithful to God, to worship Him, to serve Him, to tell the world about Him even when they refused to listen.
I don’t think we would have existed if Noah hadn’t found favour in the sight of God. It is Noah’s profound faith that saved us today.
A little act of faith is able to tackle any thing. Because of Noah, human kind is not totally wiped out.
Your faithfulness to God is not a waste, should in case you have been thinking in that direction. It may tarry but when you are consistent with God, in due season, He will prove Himself in your life and bring you favour from all sides.
Stand firm in your faith in God. Do not join the world in their ways but look unto Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. Rest your hope in the God, serve Him without any hesitation, reverence Him, adore Him, glorify Him, and honour Him.