Genesis 6:5-8 – Grace Found Noah

Genesis 6:5-8
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And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord 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; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

-In Noah’s day the whole world was judged and found to be wicked beyond measure.  With the exception of Noah and his house, every single person on the face of the earth died when God passed judgment.  How did Noah manage to come by such mercy?  It is the very first part of verse 8 in which I am interested, “Noah found Grace”.  Notice that the Bible doesn’t tell us that Noah earned grace or that Noah was rewarded with Grace; he found it, much like stumbling upon something of great value while taking a stroll through the woods.  Noah found something precious that he didn’t even realize he was searching for; you might even say that Grace found Noah.

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