Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
Noah wasn't told by a pastor or priest 'let's stand and worship in song' or 'we need to sacrifice something' or anything; he did it on his own. Back then, sacrifices were how people worshipped God. Today's equivalent is praying or singing, or something.
Even though Noah wasn't told to, he worshipped God in his own way, and God liked it, so much so that He said that even though we're evil, He won't kill us all again.
God likes it when we worship Him. It's kind of like apologies. When someone is told to apologize to you, it doesn't mean as much as if the person does it on his/her own. God loves it when we worship Him without being told.
Response question: a. Where did you see Jesus today?
b. What do you think today's equivalent to sacrifices are?
In His Service,