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GENESIS 6:5-7 "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."

GENESIS CHAPTER 6

Gen. 6:1-4 talks about the sons of God marrying the daughters of men. Some believe the "sons of God" were fallen angels and the "daughters of men" were humans. They believe that the marriage between divine and human beings broke the boundaries made by God, thus, He had to destroy His creation.

I believe the "sons of God" were godly men from the line of Seth and the "daughters of men" were ungodly women from the line of Cain. I believe the sin committed here was the sin of marriage between the ungodly and godly people. I think this should serve as a reminder to us of just how important it is for Christians to marry other Christians. A Christian who marries a non-believer is just asking for trouble.

BUT NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD. (vs. 8)

People were becoming so evil that God was sorry He had created them. How disappointed God must have been. He had created man and woman in His own image. God's heart must have been broken to see how wicked His creation had become. Verse 6 says "it grieved him at his heart." God still feels the same grief today when men break His laws and practice their evil deeds.

There was still one man that loved God. The Bible doesn't say Noah was sinless or Noah was perfect...just that he "found grace in the eyes of the Lord." Thank God for grace! Without grace, we would all be lost!

So God gave Noah the instructions to build the ark. The vessel that would save the few righteous left on the earth. Noah's ark was 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. It had 3 decks, one window and one door. Noah was to bring his wife, his three sons and their wives, plus two of every living thing and enough food for all of them. The Bible doesn't say Noah questioned God when told to build a boat. The common belief is that it had never rained on the earth at this time. Verse 22 simply says "Thus did Noah according to all that God commanded him, so did he. Proving once again that "obedience is better than sacrifice!"





WHAT DO YOU THINK?

1) Who do you think the sons of God and the daughters of men were?

2) Do you believe Noah ever doubted God would destroy the whole earth and everything on it?

3) Do you believe it had ever rained prior to the flood?

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