5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
As God looked upon the earth and deep into the heart of mankind, the all knowing and all seeing God of of glory found nothing but wickedness embedded in the soul of man. Even their thoughts were marred by their lifestyle choices. God was displeased with what He saw, but there was one that stood out in the midst of everyone. And may I say; as Christians, we should be standing out in a world of wickedness not blending in.
The scripture tells us that Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD, and the next verse tells us how he found that grace "Noah walked with God." WOW! what a wonderful testimony. But with that testimony came a great task. God laid in the lap of this great man, a great responsibility; the responsibility of warning everyone of the danger to come. That God would send a flood, destroy all flesh, and the only salvation for man was the ark Noah would build. So Noah began to believe, build, and preach as God had commanded. He preached for 120 years and outside of his family Noah saw no results.
Remember, it's not always about the result you physically see, but it is always about being obedient to God's command. Never base what your doing for God on how others respond. After all, had Noah not been obedient where would we be? Our job is to make the opportunity available. Keep believing, building, and broadcasting and leave the results to God.
Pastor Todd McClain