Genesis 6 Devotional Commentary

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Genesis 6:5

In the beginning, the Lord made man in His own image and likeness, yet only a few short chapters later, we see that the wickedness of man was very great upon the earth.

God made everything perfect. All that He had created was very good, yet only 10 generations after Adam sinned, we discover the shocking, moral decline of the human race, for every intent of the thoughts of man's heart was only evil continually and God was grieved in His heart.


Genesis 6:8

The first six chapters of Genesis cover the span of time from Creation to the Flood. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth, and made man in His own image and likeness.. and when He reflected on all that He had made God saw that it was very good. But Adam made a foolish choice and instead of eating of the Tree of Life.. he ate from the Tree of Knowledge, catapulting the human race headlong into sin and rebellion against their Creator-God. read more...

Genesis 6:9

The widespread wickedness, sin, and intermarriage between the rebellious, angelic beings and their human counterparts... together with the shocking corruption and degeneracy that engulfed the whole antediluvian world, caused all humanity to be "only evil continuously."

It is no surprise that God purposed in His heart to destroy the entire race of man, which had become completely corrupted. It is understandable that God read more...