Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 5:28-29 (KJV): And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
In our theme scripture, we see that Lamech begat a son and called him Noah.
When he did, he said, “This one shall bring us REST and comfort from our work and from the [dreadful] toil of our hands because of the ground which the Lord cursed” (Genesis 5:29 AMP).
The names Lamech and Noah mean “Powerful” and “Rest”, respectively. From this, we know that men who walk in the POWER of God are RESTED.
When God called Noah, the WORD of God says that at the time “the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).
But Noah FOUND GRACE in the eyes of the Lord. (Verse 8). The Message Bible says, “Noah was different. GOD liked what He saw in Noah.”
Therefore, the Power of God begets rest and by extension, GRACE FINDS MEN OF REST. This simply means a man cannot find grace while he is still established in his own works.
This is because REST is a place of FAITH and by faith we have access into this GRACE. (Romans 5:1)
Romans 11:6 AMP says, “But if it is by grace (His unmerited favor and graciousness), it is no longer conditioned on works or anything men have done. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace [it would be meaningless].”
You, child of God, are an heir of the REST OF GOD! When you received Christ and eternal salvation, you also entered into His REST. Glory to God!
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 11:28-29, Ephesians 2:8-9
Men who walk in the POWER of God are RESTED, and grace finds men of REST.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the rest that you provide for me in Christ. I thank you because by the ministry of grace you work in me both to will and to do according to your good pleasure. I walk in the finished work of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Your power characterizes my life and fills it with the wonder of your grace.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.