One never relishes the idea of being called out by God. But, for Noah, God was calling him out to be free again from the confines of the Ark. He was the reset for all mankind. It must have been a difficult mixture of emotions to see the world in a Pristine form again. Noah could see the animals leaving the Ark and starting to repopulate the land. I am sure Noah was thinking–Now What? The great news was that God had a plan. Just as he had since the beginning. God knew way in advance that even after the reset, men would still be sinful. But, God would begin to build a kingdom of priests that would give men the access to a relationship with God, despite their sinful nature.
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though[a] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
22 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease