Re: Verse reading–Genesis 6 (day one)
It was a corrupt age. Every trace of truth or kindness was gone from the earth. A barbaric and brutal world. “EVERY inclination, ONLY evil, ALL the time.” is the Lord’s fair assessment of this chapter in human history. v 5.
“Yet just at this point, when the black thunderclouds of God’s wrath against human sin were most threatening, a small crack appears. Grace shines through, and the promise of a new day dawns.”–James Boice.
“Noah found favor with God” says v 8. Discovered it. Received it. Responded to God’s offered grace. Became (in that dark age) a ray of light, an example of a new/different way to live. Different principle (faith) Different outcome (righteousness)
The work of God in the world is often carried out in the life a single individual (or small group) who has come out of the world. To lead the world, a man must first leave it behind.