GRACE is often seen as unmerited favour from God. Most preachers even look at grace from different viewpoints but one fact remains constant in all and that is, GRACE IS A GIFT FROM ONLY GOD. No human is capable of giving it.
In this lesson, we shall be looking at grace as portrayed in Genesis chapter 8 where it was first mentioned in the bible.
It is important to note that Noah came from the lineage of Seth. After Abel was murdered by Cain, the descendants of Seth started calling upon God again. Genesis 4:26 (meaning they did before something happened).
Why were the descendants of Cain not calling upon God?
Genesis 6 explains this in full details.
The whole earth was so full of violence, sex orgies, lawlessness and all manners of wickedness that God could not bear it any longer.
In fact, He regretted creating man. Genesis 6:5-6.
(Please, take a good look at the world today and compare the atrocities committed on daily basis with what happened then).
In verse 7, God’s verdict was mass destruction, total annihilation or complete wipe out but one man stood out. Or should I say, something stood him out. The bible says Noah found grace in the sight of God.
How?, why? What did Noah do to obtain The Grace of God?
First, we must know Noah was from the lineage of Seth who called upon God while the remaining people joined forces with the wicked people on earth at that time. Noah reverenced God and kept the tradition of his fathers which was to serve God in spirit and in truth. It was God who made this possible for Noah when He saw the sincere desire of his heart to please Him. (He is still able to do the same today if we call on Him).
Therefore, it is our genuine willingness to obey and serve God that attract His grace to us. Don’t forget that God said I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. He knows those who qualify for it but everyone receives a fair opportunity to qualify for it.
Noah knew God would destroy the then world so he walked out his salvation with fear and trembling.
Child of God, what are you doing with God’s grace now in this highly perverse world?
Are you sitting at ease, not different from the world and shouting, “Grace, grace”? while continuing in your sinful and wicked ways?
Please note, just like there was no escape for the people in Noah’s time, judgment awaits anyone who continues in sin but it is indeed possible to live above sin through grace.
You are also a candidate of grace. The blood of Jesus qualifies you. Don’t live below God’s standard will for your life. It is God’s will for you to find grace in His sight like Noah did.
Stay Rapturable! Jesus is coming soon!!