Saturday, May 24, 2008
1 When men began to multiply on earth and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of heaven saw how beautiful the daughters of man were, and so they took for their wives as many of them as they chose.
3 Then the LORD said: "My spirit shall not remain in man forever, since he is but flesh. His days shall comprise one hundred and twenty years."
4 At that time the Nephilim appeared on earth (as well as later), after the sons of heaven had intercourse with the daughters of man, who bore them sons. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown.
5 When the LORD saw how great was man's wickedness on earth, and how no desire that his heart conceived was ever anything but evil,
6 he regretted that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was grieved.
7 So the LORD said: "I will wipe out from the earth the men whom I have created, and not only the men, but also the beasts and the creeping things and the birds of the air, for I am sorry that I made them."
8 But Noah found favor with the LORD.
9 These are the descendants of Noah. Noah, a good man and blameless in that age,
10 for he walked with God, begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
A period of time when change came about, it was not only sin that shortened mens life but by God's removal of his spirit from them. In order to understand that one must know the truth about God's Spirit. He speaks of wickedness that grieves his heart. Imagine making man in your image and likeness and it going sour. We have that within our own families today as well. Don't children grieve their parent's heart when they commit crimes and go in the direction of evil rather than good. What makes us any different in how we feel when God felt it first. We learned a lesson that even though our families may grieve us we love them still and would not kill them because they have turned their hearts away. We learned that from a loving God who even though wiped out mankind, it caused him much heartache. In this regard with life how often do we think about God and what he feels when we commit sin against him. We all know how much it hurts our families when we hurt them, we see it, we experience it and we try even harder not to hurt them. Since we don't see God we assume that everything we do doesn't affect him. Think again my friend. These early writings speak loudly of his love and regret. When I first began to embark on reading the whole Bible this way, I said I would reveal his face and I shall as we continue to journey.