Tuesday – Pentateuch
“The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.”
Genesis 6:5-6 NLT
In case you had the idea that Noah’s flood was an act of an angry God determined to smite all those disobedient people, look again.
“It broke his heart.”
When God saw the evil that was so complete in the world, He purged it in great sorrow. He started again with the one glimmer of hope that He saw in Noah and his family.
Through the Flood and through Noah’s descendants, God paved the way for salvation to come through Christ.
The next time you are tempted to think that the God of the Old Testament is a judgmental angry old man, think again.
See Him as He has always been, a compassionate Holy Father.
Have you feared that God was strict and mean?
Does this passage change your perspective?
NOTE: my apologies to those who downloaded the reading list and thought there was only one chapter of Genesis today. I have fixed that typo and added the weekly feature verses through the end of February.