Daily Word

Genesis 6

Read Genesis 6 – We tend to mess things up. 

The population is building, and wickedness is thriving.  The population is not purely human either.  We are only told a little bit about these “sons of God”, these “Nephilites”.  Scholars suggest they are fallen angels, and that they were corrupting human DNA with these unnatural unions with the daughters of men (human women). 

The bible doesn’t say a whole lot about them, and I don’t see any walking around today, so I’ll just add it to my mysteries I get to learn about in heaven file.  Paul assures us that one day we will know in full, even as we are fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12).  I rather like the idea of story time in heaven – when all the gaps and more are filled in. 

At any rate, times are bad on earth.  Verse 6 tells us, “So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth.  It broke his heart.”  Ouch – oh LORD have mercy, I am so sorry for the times I have broken your heart! 

Global changes are necessary.  First, God limits our lifespan to 120 years, :3.  Second, God calls for a “do-over”.  Noah is a righteous man who walked with the LORD, only he and his family, and pairs of every animal will be spared and called to repopulate earth, :18-19.  He instructs Noah to build a boat from cypress wood.  You have to understand how this must have looked to the neighbors, remember it had never rained before, and Noah is building this giant boat in the middle of dry land.  Noah trusted God, and did as he instructed. 

Beloved, stay the course no matter what it looks like to the neighbors.  Stay faithful to God and build your life on His Word.  Storms will come, as will His rescue.🛳⚓💖🙌💖⚓🛶