Our faith earns God's favor

Our faith earns God's favor

Genesis 6:8
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

  When we serve God with all of our heart and soul, we attract the grace of God. God’s grace is the fuel of our heavenly walk; without it, we would fail.
  God preserved Noah because he was one man who remained true to God up until he died. "Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord" (Genesis 6:8). What does this mean? It means that Noah believed God's promise concerning the godly seed and the coming Savior. Noah believed that God was going to preserve a godly people and send the Savior through them. Therefore, God showered His grace and His favor upon Noah. God had mercy on Noah and chose him to be the person to be saved through the coming judgment. Noah's faith in the promise of God—his faith in the coming Savior—saved him.
  Noah was a man of faith, obedience, strength, and unfaltering trust in the power of God, and he found grace. So can we.

Black Perspective
  African-Americans often face unique challenges and systemic injustices. Just as Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord amidst the trials of his time, we, too, can find God's grace to navigate our own challenges.
  By holding onto our faith, remaining true to our values, and working towards a better future, we can be a testament to the enduring power of God's grace in our lives.
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