Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.Genesis 6:9 NIV
Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.Genesis 6:11 NIV
The earth was very sinful in God’s eyes. It was full of mean and harmful acts.Genesis 6:11 NIRV
As far as God was concerned, the Earth had become a sewer; there was violence everywhere. God took one look and saw how bad it was, everyone corrupt and corrupting – life itself corrupt to the core.Genesis 6:11 MSG
The [population of the] earth was corrupt [absolutely depraved – spiritually and morally putrid] in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence [desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power].Genesis 6:11 AMP
I like reading the different translations of scriptures because it gives you a deeper understanding of what was going on, while also giving you the common factor.
Every single one of these scriptures agrees that the world was corrupt, that it was ruined, it was no longer ‘good’. The people were no longer following God’s will, they were living in disobedience to God.
When we defy God’s will, it doesn’t just affect our life, but the lives of those around us and our environment. God tasked us to take care of the world, and when we don’t do so, we are bringing harm to it – hence why icebergs are melting and why half of the Amazon’s caught fire in the later half of the summer.
However, there’s good news. We now have the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to fall on. That is truly how much God loves the world. Even when we were [and still are] corrupt, God offered a way to repentance. In Noah’s time it was the flood, a fresh start. For us is Jesus Christ. Even better than the flood because Jesus gives us the opportunity to save others by spreading the Gospel. If His people do what they should do and love others as God loves us and tell them the Good News of the Resurrection, people will be saved.
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