Before the flood, people had gotten so wicked. Their hearts were turned to many vile things. God saw the wickedness of man and that “every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” He was grieved because most people cared less for Him and would rather follow in sin. They were also very angry people who sought after violence. He could see that they’d rather live this way forever than change their lives. Repentance wasn’t an option for they’d rather be tied down in their sins. This was so sad since the people were already on the edge and if they just made a leap of faith their life would have changed for the better. They would have experienced a renewed sense of joy that is only found in the Lord. It is because of the hardness of their hearts that God sent a flood to wipe the people off the face of the earth. His desire was to start a new. Only Noah and His family were saved. They followed the Lord and because of the their will to serve God, we live today.
We live in a similar society today, as in the time of Noah. This generation is very wicked. Many people now are content with their way of living. They shun the Lord’s message. People are very closed minded and are not open to hearing about God’s Word. Most people are living a life of sin. Pornography is growing more ramped on the internet daily. Homosexuality is accepted as a way of living among many states government. Kids and adults are getting more involved with drugs. TV is becoming an idol to many people. Most people can’t even find much time in their day for God. Prayer and the Word of God is absent in many households. Satan a hold of many people’s lives. These people need to come to God or else they will be destroyed at His coming. If you are caught up in the things of the world, repent. Let go of your lusts and come to the Lord. Let Him cast off your chains of addiction. If you might let Him in your heart your life will change forever. There is true joy only found in Jesus.
3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
5 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.
6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7 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.”
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.