And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.…
I. TRUE MORAL RECTITUDE MAINTAINED IN DEGENERATE TIMES. Sinful companions and degenerate times are no excuse for faltering moral goodness. The goodness of Noah was —
II. TRUE MORAL RECTITUDE OBSERVED BY GOD.
1. It is personally observed by God.
2. It was observed by God in its relation to the age in which the good man lived. "In this generation."
III. TRUE MORAL RECTITUDE REWARDED BY GOD.
1. Rewarded by distinct commendation. God calls Noah a righteous man.
2. Rewarded by domestic safety.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.