But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Was Noah perfect through and through? I want to believe not. He lived in a degenerate world where there was zero fear of the Lord but He kept God at his heart.
The Bible testifies of him as the heir of righteousness….
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
…..was he the purest of them all? I want to believe not. And yet Grace doesn’t look at our works. Once grace finds you all else does not matter at all. Whether you qualify for that position or not, Grace doesn’t look at that.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was 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.
Did Paul qualify to be the greatest of the apostles and yet he was not among those that walked physically with Jesus? Nope, he says himself that
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But when grace found him, it didn’t look at his flaws. All he did was present himself and we can all see the results. Child of God grace has found you and it doesn’t look at the why’s and because or how’s….Grace has found you and all it requires is your availability, it will empower you, it will advertise you, it will enable you, it will equip you and it will work for you all you have to do is present yourself.
With application of great intellect, grace will fail as it does not work the way the wise and prudent would believe it should work. It nullifies the wisdom of the wise, even when the wise are the wisest that wisdom has to offer.
When Grace finds You, You and God are the Majority, it propels you to uncharted territory only for you to glide through as an expert. Brethren, I say ,trust the process of Grace knowing once it has established You, not even You can stop the works of Grace.
Grace found me
Grace kept me
Grace has qualified me
Grace has equipped me to do the work of ministry
1 Timothy 1:12
¹²And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;¹³Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.¹⁴And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.¹⁵This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
¹⁶Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting