Yesterday we saw that God hates evil. We read from Genesis 6 that because man’s heart was so evil, God regretted that He had created him. A very sad situation indeed, made even more so when we consider the heartbreak God must have felt over the wickedness of the man He created in His own image.
The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. (Genesis 6:6)
Not only that. If you remember from the Creation Story of Genesis 1, God looked at all that He had created and declared that it was “very good”. Now, the evil wrought by man required that it all must be destroyed.
The LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:7)
But God was not finished with His creation. He made a Way for all who would believe; His name if Jesus.
But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark–(Genesis 6:18a)
When the sinless Son of God shed His precious blood at Calvary, He paid the penalty for sin. He bought us redemption from sin. He destroyed the power of sin. He won for us freedom from the curse of sin!