January 6, 2019

MULTIPLICATION OF SINS LED TO REGRET

Population had increased by the time chapter 5 was recorded and people were living for about 900 years of age and wickedness had also increased. Chapter 6::3, 5-7 says, “And the LORD said, “My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh, yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years…And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart  was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.  And the LORD said, “I will destroy man, whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I have made them.”

The LORD saw what the earth had become because of the evil perpetrated by man, and so the LORD was sorry that He had made man and decided to destroy everything He had made. It was unfortunate that Adam and Eve started this rebellious act and it had now spread to entire human race to the point that even thoughts of their heart had become desperately wicked. The whole world had now become corrupt doing what pleases them. No order of any kind and violence was the order of the day. The Holy God could not take it any longer and regretted ever making man.  Then He decided to wipe out everything He had created from the face of the earth. But verse 7 says “But Noah found grace in the eyes of God. These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations and Noah walked with God.  While God was unhappy because of the 99% of the people that were wicked, there was one man who walked with God. Through this one man God started rebuilding again after destroying the earth with flood.

The lesson in this section is the opening of our eyes to know that our Great God  watches us individually. He takes record of what we do individually. Each of us is responsible to God and we are all accountable for all that we do on this planet. We should not allow any bad influence to rub on us. We should not do what other people are doing  even if it seems right to them. We must obey the rules and the regulations He set for us. Even if other people are disobeying and it seems they are getting away with it, we must not follow them.  Those  who are upright will get their reward and those who are wayward will get their reward also. Noah was upright and perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. We too should endeavor to walk with God by not allowing the bad things we see around us to influence us. It is possible to live a blameless life if we remind ourselves daily that one day we will stand before our Creator for accountability. We do not want to perish like those that were wiped away by the flood.  We want to inherit the kingdom of God like Noah that was saved with his family. The ark that God asked him to make before sending the rain represents our Lord Jesus Christ in our own generation. Only those who believe in Him shall be saved from condemnation. John 3:18-19 says, “He who believes in Him is not condemned, but He who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil .”

Therefore brothers and sisters, if you are the only one in your family that is doing what is right, and they are calling you names and bad mouthing you, ignore them, because your reward awaits you  The story of Noah is an example of lone ranger that is heading to Heaven on his narrow path unlike the majority on a wide road that are heading to Hell fire.  Let us make year 2019 our year of walking uprightly and walking closer with God. I pray that the Holy Spirit will fill us up and anoint us afresh with fresh Fire, fresh Oil, and Fresh Power in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

Children of God let us make this our prayer everyday that the Spirit of God will empower us to live for God so that we can reign with Him eternally in Jesus Name, Amen.

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