This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
I like the part of this verse that declares Noah walked with God. I think about that proclamation and ponder the magnitude of that. Noah’s devotion to God was unchallenged. Noah lived in a time of great corruption. A time where “all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth” (Genesis 6:12). A time not so different than right now across our world. Human beings have become separated from God through sin, and are divided among themselves. We are divided individual against individual, man against woman, nation against nation, rich against the poor.
Why is this true? The world is in a condition of spiritual blindness. The human race is estranged from God.
I believe that in order to walk with God as Noah did, we MUST have a personal relationship with God. God MUST be the central point of our lives. Nothing can be above our need for God. We need Jesus. Grace and mercy are the qualities of God’s character by which he shows Himself compassionate, accepting, and generous to sinful man. He forgives them and bestows on them His righteousness. Grace and mercy are expressed through Jesus Christ’s atoning death on the cross. Jesus is the only way.
Our source of God’s incredible grace and mercy is Jesus. God’s grace and mercy are expressed in an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus. Salvation comes by grace whereby punishment is withheld and sin is forgiven. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
Faith is the way by which believer’s journey through this world. Jesus Christ, Himself, is the way to life everlasting. In order for us to “walk with God” as Noah did, we must have a daily, intimate prayer life. One not of just conversation about wants and needs, but one that includes knowing God and His character. Prayer partnered with His Holy Word.
Friend, do you desire to “walk with God” just like Noah did. Do you desire for your faith to be unchallenged? Do you desire to have that daily, intimate relationship with God through prayer? I do. Join me.
Lord I come to You and seek a deeper relationship with You. Lord, I want to walk with You. I desire that no other thing come between us. I desire only You Lord, only You. Teach me to seek and know Your character. Guide me in all of Your ways. In Jesus Name. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!