Thank God for His amazing grace whereby we may serve God acceptably as he brings us each to his perfect will for us.
For without it none of us would have made it this far. May none of us never get so high minded that we forget that it was his grace that carried us through and it will lead us on.
Noah was a great example of the true dealings of grace. Noah found grace even in the old covenant. He stayed in that ark (covenant/shadow of the new covenant that was for to come) and was led forth to safety during the storm of his life.
We must never shun the word grace for it is the New Testament gospel that Jesus brought forth with truth and that his apostle Paul preached earnestly.
Too many want to veer over too far to the left and misuse His grace as a free licence to sin, while others veer to far to the right wanting to frustrate it and its true purpose. (We see this same thing in politics as well as in the church.) Neither of these applications are right.
Noah on the other hand found it, and grew in it, and became all that God designed him to be.
We read of a time when Noah was found drunk and their was incest within his family, so we can see that Noah was not born perfect as none of us are, yet he grew in the grace of his God and became a preacher of righteousness. A great example for us to follow in these times.
Look not to your left, nor to your right but keep your eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of your faith. For He that started the good work in you will finish and complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
You got His Word on that! When you do understand the true message of grace you will give others the same grace God has given you.
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life,”2 Corinthians 3:5-6.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith,”Romans 12:3.
“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain,” Galatians 2:21.
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren,”Romans 8:29.
~ Kimberly Fuller