The Bible in 365 Days: A Year with God {Living Outside the Stacks}


Genesis 6:9

These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.


The mercy extended to Noah’s family was not given because of Noah’s actions but because of his faith in God. Noah lived according to God’s precepts and compared to his generation, he was a good man.

We cannot earn mercy and grace, it is ours through faith in God as the sovereign Lord of our lives.


Recently, I’ve been trying to come up with a word for the year. A word that would mean something to me spiritually, emotionally, and physically. A word that I could grab hold of an apply to my daily life. It seems like the word that has been jumping out at me over the last few days has been “MERCY“.

When I read the above verse, all I kept thinking was that God was so grieved in His heart over the sinfulness of man that He was sorry that He created him {Genesis 6:6} and, yet, even in His sorrow and anger, He found one man who was worthy of His mercy.

I don’t want to be in the position where I’m causing God heartache. I want to be the woman that He sees and calls “friend”.


Dear Lord, thank you again for the extension of your mercy and grace when I haven’t deserved it. Thank you for loving me even when I wasn’t quite so lovable. I ask that you help me to show mercy and grace to those who’ve broken my heart. Help me to forgive them as you’ve forgiven me. But, most of all, Lord, let me be the woman that you call “friend”. Amen.

Daenel T