Topic: The first time God was both grieved and sorry
A common phrase in the letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation was 'He who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches'
I believe this phrase, nay warning, is more relevant and applicable to us now and there is a greater urgency and need to pay attention to His voice and heed His warnings.
The Day God became grieved. Gen 6; 6 - 8 'And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth....for I am sorry I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Did I hear you sign and moan over the above scripture? Sadly so but its true that God was grieved then and there is a likelihood that God is grieving even at a greater proportion because of the spate and degree of wickedness upon the earth now.
It saddened God that every human being except Noah's immediate family would have to be destroyed. Just one family? Yes one family!!! Thinking deeply about the scripture, I'm certain God wasn't just sorry the day He expressed and verbalized His pains and grieves; it was an accumulated thing that led Him to decide - enough is enough....
Beloved, if God made the decision then, He can do it again. Will God do it? It is not a pleasure to God to destroy MAN whom He created in His image and likeness but He was compelled to do it then. Will you and I compel Him to do it again either directly or remotely?
There's however a ray of hope in that you, we are still alive and if Noah became a candidate for Grace, you, we can also become recipient of that same Grace. Better still, for those who have tasted of that Grace, let us not become complacent.
We are indeed in the dispensation of Grace and thanks goodness, Noah neither ignored nor took God's Grace for granted.
Let's think and ponder on these words. Let's do the needful...Selah.
Selah, dear saints!!!
Shalom and Blessings
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Pastor in the House