Noah found favour with God. This favour is unmerited favour of a superior person to an inferior. Noah didn’t bribe God for it. God just gave it.
Noah did have a mind for God. “Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:9b) A person cannot walk with another person unless they are agreed. It wasn’t that God agreed with Noah but that Noah agreed with God. Noah had determined that his life would be in agreement with God. He decided sometime earlier in life that he would live a life of purity and not live like those around him. The clues we have of this decision are in the names God called him. God called him righteous – the only righteous person. “[Y]ou alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.” (Genesis 7:1b). God also called him blameless (Genesis 6:9). We also read that “according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.” (Genesis 6:22; 7:5 and 9)
How do we respond to the commands of God?
Do we excuse ourselves? – They don’t apply to me. I don’t have to do that. I can’t do that. No one else does that.
Or are we flat out rebellious? – I won’t do that. No one is going to tell me what to do!
Sometimes we don’t like the person who reminds us of God’s Words, so we don’t do them.
Whether we read God’s Word ourselves or someone reminds us to do something, we need to be like Noah and do it.
Ask God how you are to do this task that He has given you to do. Do all you can to follow God’s will.