When God Repented

6 Jan

Genesis 6: 6, 8, 9,  God was sorry that He had made the human race in the first place; it broke His heart.  But Noah was different.  God liked what He saw in Noah.  Noah was a good man, a man of integrity in his community.  Noah walked with God.

Lessons for Living Today:

What caused God to be sorry (repent) for making humans? 01-wolf-in-sheeps-clothingEvil was out of control.  People thought evil, imagined evil—evil, evil, evil from the morning to night.  Evil is addicting and contagious and fatal.  It often appears as a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  What began innocently can end up trapping a person in a web of evil.  What is evil?  Mr. Webster says it is “the force of things that are morally bad.” Yes, evil is a “force” to deal with.

How does one combat the “force” of evil?  The antidote is the stronger “force” of God.  Romans 12:20,21 Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.  Doing what seems to come naturally—paying others back for wrong—sucks a person up into a lifestyle of evil.  There is no end to the evil that begins in this way—quite innocently.

Does it pain you, like it pains me, to think of my actions causing God to “repent” of creating me?  It causes me to want to please God in every way I possibly can.  We please God when we accept, read, and put His Words into practice.  Am I responsible for the evil in the world around me?  We become responsible when we see evil taking place and we show contempt for the evil-doer.  God wants us to share His love with everyone—yes even the one who is evil.  Only good can overcome evil.  Let God’s good flow through us to others.

God’s Question: How are you overcoming evil with good?

God’s Promise: My love is available to all.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for Your forgiving nature You extend to all.

I am sorry I am not nearly as forgiving as You are.

Thank You for reminding me to overcome evil with good.

Help me put your Word into practice to bless others.

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