ASV notes on Genesis 6:17-22
God now told Noah what He would do, what was going to happen, Noah knew that this didn’t depend on him, it was the work of God it was based on a detailed prophesy. This is the way God does things, first the words. The words are not a one sided contract it is a contract, a covenant between God the architect and the son, the Word, and when the words been spoken it is finished in the real world, the spiritual world and then God forms it from the perfect model using humans on earth. Noah knew God and relaxed in His words but felt sorry for the world, now there was no way back, but Noah kept on talking to them.
Just a mark on verse 19 were God says; “And of every living thing [found on land], you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
This tells Noah to bring pairs of all living into the box, not one pair, but that they should be a pair, male and female.
In verse 22 it says that Noah did everything that God commanded him. Noah had a strong relationship with YAHAWAH, he knew His name and could hear His voice and distinct every word, not to miss anything. Noah was spiritual awake and Noah probably didn’t do a lot of talking, but he was attentive and alert, ready to listen.
We in our walk with God have problems with us being humans and God being spirit, we need to move into the spiritual realm and we can do that by studding the words that Jesus spoke, they are spirit and life. The Word, Jesus is the truth, but the truth will not set us free to hear the words of God with clarity. Jesus gives us the key in John 8:32;
32 And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].”
Knowing the truth will set you free. They asked Jesus, free from what? Jesus came to set people free from their own sin and to give them eternal life. The sin hinders us from hearing the words of God, we are in a prison of sin and the words of God are on the outside, in the free. The only way into the free words of God is to know the truth. Jesus said I am the truth. To come close to God and his words we need to know Jesus, see John 17:3.