The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continuously. Genesis 6:5 NKJV
The Holy Scriptures were written many years ago. They were written to people who lived many years before we were born. The scriptures are timeless. They were written for us today. God speaks into our lives through His written revelation to mankind!
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8 NKJV
That is a very strong statement. It is found in the Word of God. It is the truth. It is not truth because I believe it or because I say it is the truth. It is true because God said it!
The people who lived in Noah’s time committed all manner of evil. The world had become a dark place. The evil in the world and in the hearts of men grieved God!
There is all manner of evil taking place in our world and in the hearts of people today. The world we live in has become a dark place. The evil in our world and in the hearts of people grieves God!
The Lord decided to destroy men from the face of the earth. But Noah found grace in the eyes of God.
God destroyed all the people on the earth except for Noah and His family. The Lord saved them because they feared God enough to obey His commands. They obeyed God even though they did not understand why He commanded them to do certain things.
There will be times in our lives when God will call us to do things we do not completely understand. Jesus wants us to fear Him enough to obey Him even we do not understand why He tells us to do certain things.
Noah must have seemed like a very strange person to the rest of the world in his day. He had a very different set of standards and morals than the people who lived in his day. People around Noah did not understand things that mattered the most to him.
If we fear Jesus enough to obey Him we will be set apart and different than the people around us.
If we fear the Lord enough to stand up and declare His goodness and mercy we will find grace in the eyes of God. If we fear God enough to risk offending people by declaring the truth we will find grace in the eyes of the Lord.
God looks for ways to pour out His grace upon you. Give the Lord something to work with. Trust Jesus with your life today and every day!
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