THURSDAY, MARCH 3
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-13
In Genesis 6:5-13 we are told, “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, ‘I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, ‘The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.’” Here in Genesis 6, we again find the assertion of the same principle. When the earth fills with iniquity, it demands relief through covenant judgment. That relief in Noah’s time came through the flood. Verse 13 makes it very clear when God said, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them…” Their sin of filling the earth with violence demanded the judgment that ended their lives. Thank God Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord!