From very good to (almost) very gone
September 11, 2020
In Genesis 6, as the author is describing the state of the world just prior to the flood, we are told that the thoughts and intentions of men’s hearts were only on evil all of the time. As a result, we learn that “It repented God that He had made man on the Earth” (KJV). The NIV chooses a word that is a little easier to digest. It reports that God was “sorry” that He had made man.
A quick look back at the beginning of the book of beginnings reminds us that God was pleased with His creation at the outset. He looked at all the things He had created and “Behold. They were very good...