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Genesis 5-8

Genesis 5-8…The genealogical connection from Adam to Noah is made, as well as the record of God’s wrath being poured out on His creation because of sin in the form of a great flood. Adam was made in the image of God; but when fallen, he had sons in his own image, sinful and defiled, frail and mortal, like himself. Not only men like himself, consisting of body and soul, but sinners like himself. This was the opposite of the Divine likeness in which Adam was made. Having lost it, he could not convey it to his offspring. The world which was once a perfect paradise, quickly regressed because of human sin, and things are so bad that God actually says He regretted making humans (Genesis 6:7). However, there was one who found favor in the eyes of the Lord because He obeyed; Noah, who walked faithfully with God. As we’ll read later in Genesis 9, he was far from perfect, but God still used him. He promises to save Noah and his family if he’ll do as the Lord commands, which includes building a massive ark and staying inside during the flood. God remembers them (Genesis 8:1), and protects them. He promises never to destroy all living creatures again, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood (Genesis 8:21).

Jesus references Genesis 6-8, and compares it to His return in Luke 17:26-27:

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

Christ’s return is certain, and it could be today. We are all wired like Eve, thinking that we won’t die, and that we can live to please ourselves. However, our lives are very short, like a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes (James 4:14). Christ desires that all come to repentance and faith, but very few will truly know Him and be saved (Matthew 7:13-14). If you are reading this, then you have time to repent and believe, it’s just not certain how much longer you have.


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