Monday, April 27, 2015

Distinguishing Grace

What sad consequences there are to sin! That horrible, heart-hatred of God, which resides in the hearts of each of Adam's sons and daughters works havoc in the earth and will bring us all down to Hell in the end unless God intervenes to save. The only hope there is for fallen, depraved, helpless sinners is the omnipotent intervention of God's irresistible grace!

The whole world was lost. The whole world was corrupt. The whole of Adam's race was degenerate and walked in wickedness, provoking the wrath of God. But God, in great pity, mercy and compassion showed Himself gracious to one man. "Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." God spared Noah. God saved Noah. Through him, God preserved His family, preserved our race and thus preserved His elect for all generations to come!

Blessed be His name, God does intervene to save! He does not have to save. No mortal will ever seek salvation from Him until first he is sought by Him. But God has, in indescribable, infinite mercy, chosen to save a people for His own glory and save them, He will!

[Don Fortner]

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

Jeremiah 31:3 ... The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

John 6:44 ... No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.