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Noah Found Grace

I-10 in California desert 2013

I-10 in California desert 2013

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” Genesis 6:8

This is the first mention of “grace” in the Bible (KJV). Times were very bleak. “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” (Genesis 6:11) In fact, things were so bad that God could not redeem anyone except Noah.

God had to step in and put an end to the corruption before even Noah might be lost. But Noah found grace. He received God’s unmerited favor. I think it was God’s grace on Noah that saved the rest of his family. Can you image that God could find only one man open to His favor? That is why God acted quickly. He gave the rest of the people time to repent while Noah built the ark. They did not repent.

God had given dominion to man. (Genesis 1:26) Now He needed a man to rescue life on the planet and return man to the way of God. Noah found grace. God would use the man—Noah—to bring deliverance to humanity. God pronounced the same blessing on Noah and family as He had on Adam. Through the sons of Noah, God would repopulate the earth. God would use one son—Shem—to raise up a nation through whom He could bring His son as a man to earth and provide redemption to all who believe.

I think this is a fascinating account. One man was all that was left to find God’s grace. Yet for each individual person today, you can find grace in the eyes of the Lord. But each person must find this grace on their own. Just like Noah, God is still looking for those to whom to give His grace. Have you found grace in the eyes of the Lord?