Bible Reading: Genesis 6
Memory Verse: Genesis 6: 7
So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created- and with them animas, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground- for I regret that I have made them.”
Good evening ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? Hope you had a great day? Mine was tiring, yet I am very grateful to God for life. Are you grateful to God for something? Just spend time telling Him thank you.
In today’s message, we are continuing yesterday’s message. Today, we would look at the effect of God’s grieving. This is Part 19 of The Genesis Story. I hope you are enjoying this journey so far? I am. I learning new things every day.
The effect of God’s grief was to punish us. This time His punishment was quite drastic. God wanted to clear out all humans because their sinful nature was out- of- hand. The Bible tells us that He regretted that He had made them. I read the memory verse again and something struck me. The Bible said that God regretted His decision. So I was wondering how that was possible because God knows the beginning from the end. He would have known that creating humans would have been a bad choice. The word ‘regret’ is a strong word that means disappointed over something that one has done or failed. At this point, God felt as though He had failed.
From the memory verse, we see that God’s punishment was to wipe from the face of the earth the human race. This is the effect of sin. We all know that the wages of sin is death. This is another representation of death. The human race was paying for their sins by being wiped away from this earth. This method of destroying the human race made me realise that God loves us despite our mistake. He could have wiped out the earth in any sort of way, but He choose to do it subtly and without pain. God did this because despite the shortcomings of man, He cannot bear to see His children suffer or go through pain. Though he was disappointed, and the usual punishment would be very severe, it was somewhat not. It was severe because the whole human race was wiped away. It was also not severe because no one suffered before dying.
The next thing I want to look at is the fact that God also wiped away all animals and birds. In the beginning, God created man to take care of the garden of Eden. This included animals and birds. So we are protectors of everything on earth. Look at this scenario, if a master is involved in bad things, there is a likelihood that his child would do the same or even his servant. That’s the same principle used here. Since we are protectors of animals and birds, our sinful nature was affecting them as well. So God had to make sure that there were supposed to be new ‘earth”, which was free from any trace of man’s sinful nature.
The last thing I want to stress on in the verse is phrase, ‘and the creatures that move along the ground.’ This phrase caught my attention. You might as why? Well its because these creatures could have been added to the broad title of ‘animals.’ Instead, it’s on its own. There could have been a list of all the creatures. Now I want you to cast your mind back to the first couple of chapters in Genesis. Do you see a correlation? In the beginning, the serpent was cast to move along the ground. The bible specifically points this out by stating it. God wanted to lay emphasis on the fact that He was also destroying the source of the sin which was the serpent. The serpent was the creature that the enemy used to convince Eve to eat from the forbidden tree. Technically, the serpent introduced sin into the world. So the serpent was punished for its work.
The God we serve is too good. His children are exempted from this destruction. God is deeply saddened by the ways of this world. By the amount of wickedness and hate that rides in the human race. God grieves about this. The effect of this is soon coming. But as children of God, we are exempted from this. In verse 8, the Bible tells us that Noah found favour in God’s eyes. Just like Noah, we are favoured in God’s eyes. Hallelujah. Is that not awesome? This is one of the best things I have heard today, if not the best- because I am a child of God, I have found favour in His eyes. God has excluded me from the world. Amen.
After reading this message, would you like to find favour in the eyes of the Alpha and Omega? The only living God? If your answer is yes, kindly repeat this prayer with all sincerity.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you Lord. Amen.
If you said this prayer, congratulations! You are now part of God’s family. Heaven is jubilating by your welcome. Hallelujah! You have been given new life. Hallelujah! You are already walking in eternity. To do so, I would encourage you to get yourself a well- translated Bible. Read it constantly. By doing this, you would be able to know and understand God better; as well as grow Spiritually. I will encourage you to find a Bible- believing church to attend, so that you can fellowship with other Christians.
Now that you are a child of God you have found favour in God’s eyes. You are being exempted from the effects of the sinful nature of men. Hallelujah.
I will urge you to continue in Christ. That is the greatest gift anyone can give you. For a life without Christ is no life at all. Choose wisely. God is always ready with Hos arms wide open. Take God seriously, it will be the best decision you will ever make. Amen.
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I pray that you protect me and my family this day. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
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