Over the generations from Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel, the human race became more and more wicked in the darkness of sin. They were so evil that God regretted creating them. But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord and gave him instructions on building an ark. God would make a covenant with Noah and save him, his wife and sons and daughters-in-law along with two male and female animals of each kind.

Genesis 6: 5-8 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.  The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” ”

And again in verses 11-13 the Bible records these words:

Genesis 6: 11-13 “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.  So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.”

And God caused it to rain 40 days and 40 nights and the earth was covered with water and all the people and land animals died.  And after these things, God made a covenant with Noah and promised He would never again destroy the earth with water.

Genesis 9: 8-11 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:  “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.  I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

The earth would repopulate and before long the people of the earth would once again love darkness instead of light. But even then there would be a people who loved the light and would become the children of God. God had planned for Jesus to come to save man from his sin and began a new covenant with His people.

Are you living in the darkness of your sin? It grieves God for sin to have such a stronghold on your heart. Will you admit that you are a sinner? Will you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and rose from the dead? Will you confess your sins to Him and repent of your sinful ways? A, B, C (admit, believe, confess). Jesus Christ is waiting to give you eternal life.


Sandra Hardage