READ Genesis 6-7
Watching the truth unfold we see how the serpent said ‘they would know good and evil’, but once evil enters the minds of the children of God the external conflict of good and evil becomes an internal conflict.
The Spirit of God is striving with the appetites of mankind, and then it all tips and becomes only evil continually.
Noah somehow in the midst of corruption all around him, is conflict free in his spirit and walks faithfully with God. And this peace with God does good! Noah literally means peace, and the gospel of grace is hidden in the genealogy. (below)
Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive and remain with man forever, because he is indeed flesh [sinful, corrupt—given over to sensual appetites]; nevertheless his days shall yet be a hundred and twenty years.” The Lord saw that the wickedness (depravity) of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination or intent of the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually.”
Genesis 6:3, 5 AMP
The promised gospel has been winning from the beginning in the names of the genealogy! Each name is potent with prophecy and meaning. Check it out as it reads like a sentence.
Mahalalel The Blessed God
Jared Shall come down
Methuselah His death shall bring
Lamech The despairing
Noah Rest, or peace
Noah teaches me peace is available, through our relationship with God.