Why did God choose Noah?

When the world was in sin and chaos, why did God choose Noah? The Bible tells us several reasons why God chose Noah in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. In short, God chose Noah because he found grace with God, walked with integrity, was obedient, revered God, and shared his faith with others. Below are the Scriptures that list these reasons:

  • Genesis 6:8: “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
    Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of God because of how he lived before Him.
  • Genesis 6:9: “This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.”
    The terms just and perfect here mean blameless and having integrity. This is how Noah lived as he walked with God.
  • Genesis 6:22: “Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.”
    Noah was obedient to the Lord.
  • Hebrews 11:7: “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
    Noah displayed reverence to God and received righteousness by faith, just as we now do when we accept Jesus as Savior.
  • 2 Peter 2:5: “and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.”
    As a preacher of righteousness, Noah not only possessed faith, but also shared his faith with others.

So, why did God choose Noah? God chose Noah, not because he was sinlessly perfect, but because he did all he could to pursue holiness through obedience to God.