These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. – Genesis 6:9
Prior to the catastrophic, global flood that would eliminate nearly all mankind, when the world had become an extremely sinful place (and we think it’s bad now?), Noah stood apart from the masses. He was a blameless, righteous, man of integrity at a time when, apparently, no others existed.
Perhaps, you are the only believer in your family. You may very likely be the only Christ-follower in your workplace. I know some people who stand alone for Jesus in the midst of their entire village, but can we really imagine what it must have been like to be the only righteous person on earth? To be the only person who knew God or even acknowledged His existence? A man like that would need a friend, someone to talk to, someone with whom to commiserate, but who did Noah have?
Noah’s best friend was God Himself. Noah walked with God. Hundreds of years after Adam had rejected God’s presence, Noah welcomed it. He sought it. He desired to spend time with His Creator. The key to Noah’s personal (and necessary) strength and the key to our own fortitude today, the secret to living a righteous life in the midst of wickedness, is (and a has always been) a strong walk with God.
Where will you go today and Who will go with you?
To talk with God, no breath is lost. Talk on! To walk with God, no strength is lost. Walk on! – E. Stanley Jones