We are introduced to Noah as a man who finds favor with God while living in very evil times. God is so angry with the evils of humanity that he decides to destroy everyone and everything. Because Noah has been righteous, God provides Noah with a way to be rescued from the coming destruction and rescue each type of animal.
Sometimes you may feel you are surrounded by evil, but you probably don’t think the intentions of every person are evil. It must have been a terrible time to be alive, even for those who were evil! Everyone would be living in constant fear; no peace, no security. One could only survive by being more cunning than everyone else. God could not allow people to continue to be this evil and miserable. Although God is planning to destroy everyone, he is actually restoring things to be more like they should be.
In 2 Peter 2:5, Noah is said to be a “herald of righteousness.” In the midst of evil, are you a “herald of righteousness?” It’s easy to complain that things are not as they should be, but we should be doing what we can to make things better.