exceeding righteousNoah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. Genesis 6:9 NIV

Jesus said that the “end of time” will be like it was during the life of Noah. We tend to focus on all of the immoral and unjust activity that will be occurring. However, God has a remnant of people who will be making choices to live in faithfulness to God, like Noah. He was a man of personal integrity, lived purely among others, and walked in favor with and from God.

Will you be one of them?

First the Bible records the personal integrity of Noah as a righteous man. His talk about living rightly and his walk of doing it were in agreement. He had no lifestyle choices that would bring himself condemnation.  Dictionary.com defines a “just” or righteous man as one guided by truth, reason, justice and fairness. We know that ultimately Jesus becomes our righteousness, which is necessary, for we fail at our godly attempts often.

Yet, there is still an expectation that we govern our affairs in a “just” way. Do we treat others in a fair way with our finances, or in keeping our promises?  Are we guided to speak and reply in a truthful manner with all? Do we shrug off the nudges to get involved when we encounter unjust actions?

You will not be applauded for your righteous stand by those who are immoral from God’s perspective. Yet, we should always make choices to follow God’s principles of right living regardless of what others think. Paul says we are “Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.” Romans 14:22 NIV

God let Noah’s righteousness be recorded for all to see.  I think He has the same viewpoint about you. Live as He sees you.

Blessings  Love y’all