Grace and Mercy in the Story of Noah and the Ark

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Even when God is at his most extreme anger, he finds a way to show grace and mercy. We can see the truth of this statement over and over in the times of Noah and the flood.
It’s around 2348 BC and there is violence everywhere. “The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually “(Genesis 6:5). God is saying that humans have stopped thinking (about the Lord) or following the Lord completely and going on about their business. When God saw this he “was sorry that he had made human-kind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart” (Genesis 6:6). The word “sorry” in Genesis 6:6 is translated to the word “Nacham” in Hebrew. One of the definitions of this word is the word “repent”, and if we look at synonyms for repent we find the word “compassion”. In Genesis 6:7 God says “I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created- people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” Again we see the word “sorry” which leads us back to compassion. The definition of the word compassion in the dictionary is sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings of others. This means that God changed his mind and was going to show compassion. These three verses show a lot of evidence that God is showing mercy and grace.
In Genesis 6:8 God says “But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord.” The word “favor” is translated in Greek to “Charis”, which is then translated to the word “grace”. This verse once again shows the grace of God. He could have easily just killed every single man but instead he shows his grace and mercy to save Noah and his family because Noah listened to God. ...

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...teous. When you have Satan’s angels roaming the earth trying to cause all the violence possible we can say that Noah lived in very hard times. Noah was the only man that was righteous during his times and I think that was very, very hard to do when everyone around you is partying and doing whatever. God killed everyone on earth but had mercy on Noah because he understood that Noah faced tough times and God showed grace and mercy by saving him.
If it were not for the God’s grace and mercy that had saved Noah and his family, we would not be here this day. The grace and mercy that God showed Noah was an enormous amount and it saved all of us humans today. There are many messages that can be taken away from the flood but the grace and mercy of God is most important because not only did it save Noah’s life but it also saved the human race from being completely wiped out.

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