9 This is the account of Noah and his family.
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. Genesis 6:9
Based on the first five chapters of Genesis, it probably wasn’t hard to stand out from the crowd as far as sin went. Noah obviously knew something that the others didn’t know about God, and would be graciously rewarded for it. It’s quite a simple verse, isn’t it? He know where his allegiance lay and he proved it among the people. I suspect he was a freak in that respect. He was clearly the exception and not the norm.
God is searching for these righteous people: men, women, and children. Of course those who have faith in Christ are righteous through Christ, and no one can take that away. However, He is still seeking those who walk faithfully with him and those who are blameless in the market square. I know it seems obvious, but evidently it’s not because Islam and atheism are both on the rise in the West.
With so many Christians in the country, how is that possible? It’s possible because 1) Christians aren’t walking faithfully with God, 2) Christians aren’t blameless among the people, 3) both 1 and 2, 4) evil is escalating, or 5) all of the above.