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STRENGTH FOR TODAY

Tuesday, 7th April 2020
GRACE
Gen. 6:5-8
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. [ Gen. 6:8 ]

God sees everything that is going on in the world. His eyes are in every place, beholding the good and the evil (Pr. 15:3). In the days of Noah, God saw the great wickedness of man and his contnuous evil imaginaton. This grieved His heart, and He determined to destroy man off the face of the earth. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord (v. 8). Noah was favoured by God, and his life was spared along with his family.

he word ‘grace’ is found in both the Old and New testaments of the Bible. Grace means beauty, favour, pleasant, precious, and wellfavoured. Here are some examples of people who found grace in the Old Testament.

* Lot found grace with the angels who were sent by God to destroy Sodom. Because of him, they could not destroy the city Zoar (Gen. 19:19-22). * Jacob sent ahead of him messengers and gifs to appease his brother Esau whom he had earlier defrauded, so as to fnd grace (favour) in his sight. * Joseph found grace in Potphar’s sight. Potphar saw that God was with him and made all he did to prosper in his hand (Gen. 39:3-4). * In the tme of famine, the Egyptans asked Joseph for grace, so that they would not perish. Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh (Gen. 47). * When a queen was sought among the virgins, Esther obtained grace and favour in king Ahasuerus’ sight and became the queen (Est. 2:17). * Moses found grace in the sight of the Lord as he led the children of Israel through the wilderness (Ex. 33:12, 17). Keep sound wisdom and discreton; so they will be life to your soul and grace to your neck (Pr. 3:21-22). God’s grace will make your life atractve.

Prayer:Father, thank you for Your grace. Help me to always live to please You. Let Your grace be with me, and cause me to prosper exceedingly in the works of my hands. Single me out for excellence among my contemporaries.

Confession:I am the righteousness of God in Christ. The Lord blesses me and covers me with favour as with a shield. He surrounds me with His shield of love. I keep sound wisdom and discreton; so they will be life to my soul and grace to my neck. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with me.

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