NOAH – SAVED BY GRACE JUST AS ANY OTHER ROTTEN SINNER

Grace saved Noah

NOAH – SAVED BY GRACE JUST AS ANY OTHER ROTTEN SINNER

Michael Jeshurun

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Gen. 6:8).

THAT is what set Noah apart from the rest – Sovereign Grace! And lest men give Noah the glory for his ‘obedience’ God for a season withdraws His upholding hand and His enabling grace that we might see what Noah is made of. And alas just as any other Saint through the the ages, the minute God withdraws His sustaining hand Noah, the same Noah who had seen a world just then drowned in the deluge gets drunk and shames himself before his children.

No man stands or ‘obeys’ any longer than he is upheld by divine grace!

Oh let us “Cease from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?!” [Isaiah 2:22]

Here is a word from A.W. Pink on Noah . . . .

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Gen. 6:8).

This is the first thing that is told us about Noah. Grace is the foundation of every life that is well-pleasing to God. Grace is the source from which issues every blessing we receive.

It was the GRACE OF GOD and not the GRACES OF NOAH which preserved him from a watery grave!

Is it not beautiful to note that it is here this precious word “grace” is seen for the first time in God’s Word! It was when the sin of the creature had reached its climax that Grace was exercised and displayed, as if to teach us from the onset, that it is nothing within man which calls forth the bestowment of Divine favors.

When God said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air,” it seemed as if He was about to make an end of the entire race. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. He was as a lily among the thorns, whose godly walk would appear the lovelier from contrast with that of the world about him. Humanly speaking it has never been an easy matter for the believer to live that life that brings glory to God, not even when he receives encouragement from fellow-saints. But here was a man living in a world of wickedness, where “all flesh had corrupted his way on the earth.” Here was a man who was compelled to set his face against the whole current of public opinion and conduct. What a testimony to the sufficiency and keeping power of Divine grace!

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it!” [Zech 4:6,7]

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