AUGUST 2022 – DEVOTION
“Grace in the eyes of the Lord” Genesis 6:8
As is always the case, in every age, not everyone was attentive to the darkness that saturated the Spiritual landscape in the time recorded in Genesis 6. But to those who were, it was dark indeed. Men were violent and wicked and their hearts' thoughts were continually evil. And God certainly took stock of the degradation. He determined that the moral state of man had deteriorated so severely that it compelled Him to "Repent(ed) the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.” (Genesis 6:6).
NOAH: ATTUNED TO THE STATE OF THE WORLD
There was one man who realized how bad things were. Noah was a just man who walked with God (Genesis 6:9). This resulted in God offering him and his family a way out of the destruction that was coming. In the natural, the way out was a plan to build an ark that would house them and stand up to the storm to come. Spiritually that plan was called Grace.
GRACE IS THE WAY THROUGH DARK DAYS
Genesis 6:8 says, “Noah found Grace in the eyes of the Lord.” He found favor he could never deserve and with it, the desire necessary to complete the plan he received for the ark and save himself and his family.
That Grace episode was only a glimpse of the favor God was to show. The fulness manifested when Jesus came to this earth, divinely deputized to save all who will believe in Him from eternal separation from God and all that is wonderful. He was the Lamb of God who would open the door to Grace to all who believe the good news He declared.
He bestowed Grace that will:
- Justify from sin – Romans 3:24
- Empower believers to stand – Romans 5:2
- Bestow salvation, not through works but by faith – Ephesians 2:8
Receive renewed Grace today, Child of God. Do that by responding to the invitation to come boldly to the Throne of Grace and find that Grace comes when we need it most.