this also brought me to book of Romans. In Romans 1:17 it says,”for in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed- a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “the righteousness will live by faith.” Jamie when we studied Romans you asked Sonia and I many questions, but one of them was, what the word justified mean? at that time i did not know what that meant. You explained that justified means to be right with God. God wants to justified us through his son Jesus Christ to in all who believe will be saved.
and so if you become right with God, you become a righteous person living by faith. And that is what Noah was to God, that is why Noah found favor in the eyes of the lord.
then later in Romans 4 it talks about Abraham who was also a faithful man, who also was justified but by WORKS, he believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.