“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Genesis 6:8 (NKJV).
“In January of 1947, Mohammed ed-Dib, a goat herder from the Ta’amireh tribe, threw a stone inside a cave. When he heard the stone clink against a clay jar, he may have thought “gold!?” The next day he returned with his cousin to investigate. To their chagrin, the jars contained not gold coins, but old bundles of leathers. Nevertheless, they collected them and brought them to a cobbler in Bethlehem.” What this shepherd had accidentally found was one of the most important manuscript discoveries, known today as the Dead Sea Scrolls but did not know its importance and value. Subsequent findings revealed a total of 15,000 fragments of approximately 800-900 original manuscripts.
In Genesis 6:8, the Holy Bible says that Noah found something; he “…found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” At a time when God could not find a righteous thought. In season 1 episode 8 of The Munches, Andrew spoke under the caption “When I don’t feel loved” emphasizing God remembering Noah.
Noah was remembered because he found grace in the sight of God. He got the most important thing a person can possess, divine favour. You may own the most luxurious car and home, hold the most prestigious job and wield significant personal and positional influence. Add to that receipt of divine favour. Here is the good news; God gives it freely to all people. Titus 2:11, 12 tells us that “the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; this is exactly what Noah did, thereby receiving the commendation of God as he lived in a world with evil inhabitants. My friends, you can choose to live a life that is pleasing in the sight of God and hear Him say that you found grace.
Prayer: Lord may I find grace in your sight. Amen
By: Pastor Obed Babb