Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark. (Genesis 7:23, NIV 1984).
My Musings – We know this was significant as it preserved a remnant of humanity. But there is more to it than that. Had all human life been cut off at that point, Christ would never have come to redeem lost souls. God would still have been just had He done so. “For all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.” (Genesis 6:12, NIV 1984). And even though “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God,” (Genesis 6:9, NIV 1984), He was a fallen man. Righteous relative to “the people of His time” (not exactly a high standard), but not relative to God’s requirements.
What would have become of the souls of the pre-flood, who like Abraham later on, would have believed and been credited with righteousness? If Christ had not come to redeem those “credits?” It was not just for Noah “and those with him in the ark.” It was for you and me as well.
My Advice – God always has His remnant. He banished Adam and Eve from the Garden to prevent them from “[reaching] out [their] hand and take also from the tree of life and eat and live forever [in their sinful state].” (Genesis 3:22, NIV 1984). Are you among today’s remnant? Have you reached out your hand to the Savior? If not, read my “The Born Again Experience” musings.