Genesis 6:5, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Cataclysms on earth have natural causes and they destroy everything that comes in their way. Earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and storms overwhelm us with their power. Is God using them to show us His authority or to reveal His wrath against human sin? Do you believe that natural disasters are God’s judgments upon the earth? Flood of Genesis was the greatest catastrophe that mankind has experienced. Scripture uses more pages to describe the flood than are used to describe the creation and the fall of man. It marked the end of an old world and the beginning of a new world. It begins on a new earth and perhaps this is just a shadow of the beauty that was the beginning. Flood is the judgment of God in the old world. All civilizations have rejected God and were full of corruption; so God destroyed them. This event has a solemn relevance for people today who refuse to repent, who refuse to believe in the judgment of God, which He will show to all those who walk in evil ways. Flood is not a story for children, in which the animals were rescued in a boat. Flood describes God’s judgment and the consequences of ignoring God.
God does not give us a specific date regarding the flood. In the midst of judgment, God saved eight people: Noah, his wife, three sons and their wives. Noah believed God when all those around him ignored Him. Do you trust in God even when those around you ignore Him? Do you experience the grace of God?
How is our society? How are our children? Practicing evil in our society resembles the evil practices of Noah’s days: satanic cults are multiplying, we see witchcraft and astrology practice, many destroy morality, abnormal sexual relationships are fashionable, the internet is full of pornography, we see the decline of ethical standards, we are witnessing collapse of the family and its values, there is rebellion against the Word, we see the rejection of God’s authority in people’s personal lives, we are afraid of drug use, etc., and all scare us. Does the judgment of God is closer than we imagine? God will not tolerate sin forever, He will bring judgment.
God’s grace calls us to repentance today!