THE WORD FOR TODAY
Genesis 4-6 Click to Read the Scripture for Today
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.
This verse saddens me!
It saddens me that the wickedness of man then and the wickedness of man today is BAD!!! I just heard yesterday about our local city council that is planning on making downtown Milton a bunch of bar and grills. I am saddened that a vast majority of people in this town voted for these people.
Our SIN is SINISTER in it’s threat to us.
Our SIN is INSIDIOUS in it’s power in our life.
Our SIN is NOTICED by the God Who made us.
From the city to the county to the state to the country SIN is running through our souls like a cancer that is killing us. Our wickedness is just as bad as the wickedness in Genesis 6.
If the story ended there…we would be trouble. Yet…Galatians 4:4-5 tells us that in the “fulness of time God sent forth HIS Son, born of woman, born under the law that HE might redeem those who were under the law…”
God sees our wickedness but HE also sees that HIS Son bore HIS wrath over our sin on Calvary’s Cross.
Our only HOPE is JESUS!
Father…please have mercy on us…we need YOU…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!