“But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD” (6:8). After Adam and Eve’s rebellion, humanity continued to fill the earth, but not for God’s glory. From Cain onwards, the earth was filled with sin and corruption, though people also invented things, built things, and made music (4:20-22). In the family line of Seth, there were glimpses of hope: “people began to call upon the name of the Lord” (4:26), and “Enoch walked with God” (5:22). And finally, there was Noah.
“I will establish my covenant with you” (6:18). No matter how evil the generation, God is always looking for individuals like Noah who resist sin, hear His voice, and carry out His purposes in the world.