Noah is a very faithful child of God. The last sentence of this chapter tells us so, Noah did this, he did all of this. So what has brought us to this place in Scripture? Remember, the problem wasn’t just in Noah’s day. From the moment we were able to choose how we were going to relate to others, we were selfish. From the moment we were able to choose how we were going to relate to God, we chose ourselves over God. When we were able to choose how we relate to each other, we chose ourselves over our brother, and in fact neutralized our brother.
God was sorry that he made us, God wished we would be more obedient, but we weren’t. We aren’t. So God decided to start over and see if with the very obedient Noah and his family we would move toward a more perfect relationship with God and with each other. God tried to give us another chance to do it on our own. It took eliminating all that he had created in order to see if this great human experiment would work. We are left at the end of chapter 6 with the hope that maybe, just maybe, it could work. We were God’s utopia, a dream, a vision for a better future that just might be.