“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” How do you read that? Was Noah looking at God and saw grace in His eyes, or was God looking at Noah through eyes of grace? In other words, did Noah find grace, or did grace find Noah? In new covenant terminology, it is grace that seeks those who are lost. Grace is much more than a Biblical term. It is God’s unearned, unmerited favor; and even more than that, grace is a Person, Jesus Christ.
The Law was given to identify our sin, to make us aware of our need for a Savior. Jesus came to take away our sin5 by offering Himself as the sacrifice for sin. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom 6:23) That’s GRACE! The salvation that we rejoice in is not our “discovery”, but is the Lord God’s awesome predetermined plan, rooted in His grace.
You see, Jesus is the grace that provides redemption for those who call upon His name. The grace that “finds” us is the grace that saves us. When a person hears the truth of the gospel, the truth that reveals the wonderful grace of Christ, he begins bearing the fruit which is evidence of finding the grace of God. The consolation and hope that the gospel brings is all through the mighty grace of God. In order to find grace, we must stop seeking to find ways to justify or save ourselves. The grace that God gives provides peace, security, and power to follow Jesus daily. Our Lord Jesus pours out an abundance of grace unto His children to rule over us through righteousness.
Oh how we need to meditate upon the truth that grace is never earned; it is given to us by God. This truth provokes me to live a holy life. This grace enables me to keep myself pure. This grace shouts “Hallelujah!” to the One who died for me that I might live with Him and for Him…by grace!