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Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

January 20

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6:9–10

Noah walked with God because he found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Peter was another who, like Noah, looked into the eyes of the Lord. And what he saw therein caused him to weep. What did Peter see in the Lord’s eyes? I believe your answer is a good indication of where you are in your relationship with God. You see, Peter fell asleep when he should have prayed, denied the Lord when questioned by a young maid, and forsook the Lord because he was afraid. Thus, it would be natural to think that it was the look of disappointment in the eyes of the Lord that caused Peter to weep. But such was not the case, for Jesus had already told Peter that Satan sought to sift him like wheat, but that he would eventually make it through, regardless of his failure (Luke 22:31–32). No, Peter didn’t find disappointment or discouragement in the Lord’s eyes. He found the same thing Noah found. He found grace.

The writer to the Hebrews says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). If you want to experience the blessings of God in a world that’s falling apart, if you want to experience the blessings of God no matter your situation, you have the privilege of gazing constantly in the eyes of the Lord. You have an invitation to find grace.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy. If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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