First published 2nd January 2013
Key Passage: Gen 6:8 – “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
Today, let us consider Noah. A man who was living in a perverted world, in a totally godless generation, and at a time God had decided to judge to world. But he found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
This grace made Noah stand out in his generation. This grace made Noah to walk with God. Thjs grace made Noah to become a candidate for God’s mercy and compassion. May you find grace in the eyes of the Lord today.
This word called grace here is the Hebrew word chen, pronounced Chayn. It means favour, grace, kindness, beauty, pleasantness, charm, attractiveness, loveliness and affectionate regard.
This type of grace makes you stand out in the crowd. It makes you become irresistible, compelling and attractive. It is God’s spotlight on a human being. It is also God’s favourable disposition towards a person. The effect of this on a person’s life cannot be overstated. Things just work for you. You are in the midst of everything good happening to you, even when you are not trying.
For Noah, because he had this grace, God told him His plans. God gave him the plan for the ark and God saved his family and condemned the world.
Today, we have this favour through our Lord Jesus Christ. In Luke 4:19, Jesus made a proclamation that he has come to “Proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord”. This is like saying I have come to announce to you that you are now in the dispensation of God’s favour. Every believer in Jesus Christ can walk in the same grace Noah found with God. This favour or grace is yours today!
This is why God commanded Aaron to pray the following prayer over the children of Israel and today we would close with this prayer.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace.
In Jesus name. Amen