Humans, sometimes, are the "craziest" people. We tend to lie, cheat, and hide the wrongs we do. We become scared that we will be "found out" for our dumb descisions. Why? Doesn't everyone sin? Is there anyone who does not make a mistake? Who out there has not made a "heavy handed" sin against God or man?
We think that we can hide our indiscresions from our spouse. Some believe they can sneak monies away from the IRS. Perhaps, you have harbored anger against someone.
The people who lived during the lifetime of Noah, at the time of the world-wide flood, were corrupt and violent (Genesis 6:11, 13). They were also wicked and evil continually as a lifestyle (Genesis 6:5). This attitude of theirs is what they have allowed themselves to be as a people. This is not what God intended for the creation of mankind. He does not desire perversion of His creation. In fact, mankind grieved God to His heart (Genesis 6:6).
Fortunately, God saw something positive in Noah. What a complement to Noah. Noah sought to live righteously before God in the face of a negative and evil world (Hebrews 11:7; 2 Peter 2:5).
In todays world; especially, the United States of America, there is evil and wickedness abounding. People in this world are violent, destructive, and immoral. Can you imagine how much more worse the prevelency of evil was during Noah's time for God to only see one person who had favor in His eyes?
How does God see you? Do you have favor in God's eyes? Be humble before the Lord and continually fight against the evil that corrupts mankind.
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves