The story of Noah is a powerful one of God’s strength, justice, mercy, and restraint. God is able to create and destroy all things. He is able to provide both justice and mercy. And because He loves us he shows mercy through it all. When God destroyed the earth He did it to cleanse the earth of the evil that had infested it. But man’s sinful nature still exists as shown in the example of Noah’s drunkenness and his youngest son’s sin. Evil will always exist in this world, but so will God’s judgement and mercy. We must all strive for righteousness and know that God has justice and mercy covered.