Disobedience comes easy sometimes – just a little here, a little there… Nothing big!
This is one of the ways Satan lures people into sin. Just a little bit at a time.
By the sixth chapter of Genesis, verse five declares that, “…every inclination of the thoughts of his (man’s) heart was only evil all the time.”
There is no such thing as “a little” when it comes to sin. It’s all like kryptonite.
So God told Noah His plan to destroy the earth by flood… But He would save Noah, whom He found righteous. Hebrews 11 7-8 tells us his faith is what made him righteous in God’s sight.
And his faith wasn’t a vague belief. (James 2:19 says demons believe there is one God, and tremble.)
Noah had faith that, at God’s instruction, built a boat on dry land that had never seen rain! Until the flood, water bubbled up from the ground and watered the earth.
He did this for 100 years, while everyone made fun as he preached to them, without one convert!
We are prone to think we hurt no one but ourselves when we sin, but this shows us otherwise.
What if Noah hadn’t been found righteous? What would have happened to his family? To the whole human race?
What happens to our families when we sin?
Ephesians 2:8-9 states that it is a person’s faith, by God’s grace, that makes them righteous before Him.
For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God;
Ephesians 2:8 AMP
May God find us righteous.