Melanie Stroud

Episode 4 – Genesis 6–11; Moses 8 “Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord”

This episode could be renamed – Follow the Prophets!  It’s about Noah and the ark and mostly about how that applies to us! 

From the manual:

Generations of Bible readers have been inspired by the story of Noah and the Flood. But we who live in the latter days have special reason to pay attention to it. When Jesus Christ taught how we should watch for His Second Coming, He said, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be also at the coming of the Son of Man” (Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:41). In addition, phrases that describe Noah’s day, like “corrupt” and “filled with violence,” could just as easily be describing our time (Genesis 6:12–13Moses 8:28). The story of the Tower of Babel also feels applicable to our day, with its description of pride followed by confusion and division among God’s children.

These ancient accounts are valuable not just because they show us that wickedness repeats itself throughout history. More important, they teach us what to do about it. Noah “found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Moses 8:27) despite the wickedness around him. And the families of Jared and his brother turned to the Lord and were led away from the wickedness in Babel (see Ether 1:33–43). If we wonder how to keep ourselves and our families safe during our own time of corruption and violence, the familiar stories in these chapters have much to teach us.

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4 thoughts on “Episode 4 – Genesis 6–11; Moses 8 “Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord””

  1. I love your podcast, it always brings it down to how we can apply it in our lives. I know it takes a lot of effort to do this and like Pres Nelson says “the Lord loves effort” so He must really love you. Thanks for being a shining light in my life.!!!!!

  2. Whitney Gummersall

    Is there any way to get. Transcript of this podcast? Not finding some of the scriptures I heard you quote.
    You do such a great job! Thank you!!

  3. Hi Melanie,
    I hope you see this as I want to say how much I enjoy listening to your podcast. This week you have reinforced how important it is to listen to and obey the prophet. You give great information but what I enjoy so much is how I find myself smiling when listening. Yes, the information is important but your upbeat manner also gives me joy! Thanks and keep on doing what you do, please. ❤️❤️

  4. Thank you so much for your podcast. I know it is a sacrifice of time and energy for you to produce this podcast on a weekly basis along with everything else that is going on in your life. I want you to know that it has made a big difference in my life. I am now studying the scriptures daily using your method and I have felt the inspiration and comfort of hearing the Saviors voice through the scriptures as they apply personally to me. As you share your thoughts and testimony each week, I am inspired to keep going, to keep learning and to share my testimony of the things I have felt and learned. May God bless you for your service!

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