Text: So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Gen. 6:7-8
When grace locates a man, he becomes distinguished from others. Grace defines positions, strengthens and establishes. When Grace located Noah, he was spared from the destruction that came upon the people of his generation. While other sank in the flood, he floated. It was not that Noah was extra ordinary righteous, though he was a better person in his days, yet his righteousness could not meet the demand of God or be compared with God’s righteous; come to think of it, Noah, a just man, perfect in his generation (vs. 9). In Chapter 9:21 this same man got drunk to the extent he became naked and was not aware it. My point is that it was grace that defined Noah. He replaced Adam and became the father of a new generation and a covenant bearer.
Grace is the love, mercy, blessings that God bestow on us, not necessarily because we have done anything to deserve it but because God knew we need it and gives it to us. Grace is God giving us his only begotten son to die on the cross and secure for us salvation from sin. In Jesus is fullness of grace and through Him we receive grace.
As Grace defined Noah so also Mary the mother of Jesus, she gave birth to the Saviour of the world and up till today, she is being called blessed.
Also Paul the Apostle was defined by Grace, in 1 Corinthian 15:10, Paul declare “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which he bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me”.
He was the last born among the Apostle, yet he worked more than others and produced highest number of epistles. Today, Paul is always put side by side in apostolic rank with Peter.
Beloved, what defines a man is grace. Grace will locate you, will define you, will establish you and will give you a new name in Jesus name. To enjoy Grace from above, come to Jesus. In him God freely give us grace.