Genesis 6:8 – But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
A recent visit to the Ark Experience in Kentucky inspired me to reconsider the Biblical account of Noah and write this current series of articles. Parts one and two were about the horror of our sin and the fairness of God’s justice. God’s creation began well. In fact, God said it was very good (Genesis 1:31). At this point in time, man enjoyed harmony with each other and with God. Then sin entered the world through Adam and infected creation. Things eventually got so bad that God regretted He made man (Genesis 6:6). It would appear that all hope was lost. However, God never stops being God.
God is bigger than our sin. It is not as though any of this took God by surprise, and God never looks upon man and says to Himself, “NOW what am I going to do?” God never stops being God. His purpose will always be accomplished. In the case of Noah, God preserved humanity by extending grace to a remnant. God called upon Noah to respond to His mercy and seek refuge in an ark. It must have seemed a little crazy for Noah to build a giant boat, but Noah believed and obeyed God. Noah was saved, because he walked with God (Genesis 6:9).
How are things in your life? Have you experienced any of those Noah moments when it appears all hope was lost? Has your life ever spun out of control to the point where you did not know where to turn? Learn from Noah’s story. God never stops being God. He has a habit of working in wonderful and unexpected ways, but we must place our trust in Him. Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and you can too.
May God’s sovereign plan be done in you rather than in spite of you. Call out to Him for salvation. Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Psalm 34:8 – Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!