“Now the Lord observed the extent of the people’s wickedness, and he saw that all their thoughts were consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them. It broke his heart.” (Genesis 6:6 NLT)
How could human beings become so degenerated in such a short period of time? The flood took place around 1656 B.C. and at that time God said the people were totally evil. No wonder God finally had to say—enough is enough. Can you visualize a broken hearted God? I believe tears must have cascaded down his face as he contemplated what to do about the situation. How difficult it must have been for Him to say:
“I will completely wipe out this human race that I have created, Yes, and I will destroy all the animals and birds too. I am sorry that I ever made them.” (Gen. 6:7)
Have you ever had to experience the kind of pain that God must have felt from a broken heart? Perhaps a close friend that you prayed for and witnessed to for many years who suddenly dies—it breaks your heart.
God looked down upon a darkened world and saw only a small flicker of light. “But Noah found favor with the Lord.” (Gen. 6:8)
One man among thousands or even millions was found to be righteous. Wow! Only one among so many. God doesn’t even declare that his wife, or sons and wives to be righteous. Only Noah—one man!
As you read this account, you think-- how is the society today any different? Aren’t people becoming totally evil today? Hasn’t violence taken over our society? What is life worth today? Apparently not much more than a “bullet.” What will it take to end the violence and bring peace?
There will be no end to violence and peace will not come until our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the prince of peace, comes to establish his kingdom.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we are looking forward to Your return. Come quickly Lord Jesus.