Noah walked with God. I run with God

Noah walked with God [Genesis 6.9]. I can easily imagine how he also ran and jogged with God. And it was credited to him as righteousness. Remember, when God looked down on earth at that time, he found no one righteous. "The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time," [Genesis 6.5].

How did Noah become righteous and blameless? It was as if God said: "No one is righteous, no not one---except Noah." And where did he get the righteousness when Jesus had not yet died on the cross?
"God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden," [Romans 9.18].
So, from whom did Noah inherit his righteousness and blamelessness? Where did he get the idea of walking with God faithfully?

We get a hint from his great grandfather, Enoch. Enoch walked with God for 300 years and he was no more. God was so pleased that he simply snatched Enoch up to heaven. And we find in Hebrews that Enoch's walk with God is the kind of faith that pleases God.
"By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: 'He could not be found, because God had taken him away.' For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him," [Hebrews 11. 5-6].
In the context of the passage, it's the Enoch faith which walks with God that pleases God. Noah probably heard the story of his grandpa from his parents and got a hint. He also walked with God and was found righteous and blameless in a hopelessly corrupt generation in the entire world.

You see that? The way to escape the corruption in this world is by walking with God faithfully. In my case, it's running or jogging with God. God designed me to be a jagero and have the imagination to connect that with my faith. If it were to be written in Scripture, it would read, "And this jagero ran with God faithfully."

"That's a nice way of putting it," Rex remarked when I shared it with our jagero group one early morning. "If Catholic faithfuls walk on their knees to the alter of their cathedrals, why don't we run with God in his Kingdom?

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