A Short Study of Genesis 8:9
“….then He put forth his hand and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.”
What a pure and lovely illustration of the absolute free and sovereign grace of God. Much to my delight and comfort the marginal reading is: “..and he caused her to come unto him.” Oh blessed and potent language of holy writ; My God through the blood of the everlasting covenant by the quickening work of the Holy Spirit has caused me to come unto Him and in this causing I will in no wise be cast out, ever! This then is the sure and steady word of scripture; David used such language as He “fetched” poor and unworthy Mephibosheth and caused this one to come unto the King. Our Lord Jesus spoke the language as He said in John 6; “all that the father giveth me shall come to me.” Our condescending Redeemer also spoke such grand and humbling words in one of His parables; “what man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness and go after that which is lost until he find it? And when he hath found it he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing!” And if these passages have not gotten under your skin, next to your heart and filled you with adoration and delight look at this in closing: “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young” (Isaiah 40:11). Thank you oh Father, bless you oh Christ, we adore you oh Spirit; for taking such sinners and pulling us unto you into your all-sufficient Ark.