1 When everything was ready, the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I can see that you alone are righteous. - Genesis 7:1 NLT
Hello family, Many times I have seen or heard the phrase “Grace did not save Noah! Obedience saved Noah!” This has been on my mind the past few weeks. The phrase does not deliver the full message. Lets look back to Genesis 6:5-8
“5 The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. 6 So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. 7 And the LORD said, "I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing--all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them." 8 But Noah found favor with the LORD. - Genesis 6:5-8 NLT
Ok the Lord was displeased with the wickedness of man and was going wipe the earth clean. But Noah found favor with God. Lets stop right there. Favor in hebrew is chen (pronounced khane the k is silent) chen also translates into GRACE. In the KJV GRACE is used in place of favor. So God extended GRACE to Noah. Great, that is awesome! But we still have other peaces to put together to figure out what saved Noah and his family. God showed favor (GRACE) on Noah now its is on Noah to take hold of that Grace. We will cover that tomorrow in part 2!
Much Love & God Bless