Noah and the Flood

“The Earth was Corrupt Before God and . . . Filled with Violence” (Genesis 6:11).

“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth” (Gen. 6:11-12).

Summary

1. The earth was corrupt before God (v. 11).
2. The earth was filled with violence (v. 11).
3. God looked upon the earth, and it was corrupt (v. 12).
4. All flesh had corrupted their way on the earth (v. 12).

Noah and the Flood

Noah and his family were the only family that was righteous not corrupt; they still carried the pure seed in the lineage that would lead to Jesus Christ. The enemy had tried to corrupt all the humans at that time, to try to stop the seed of Jesus Christ. God saved Noah, his family and the living creatures from the flood that destroyed the other humans. The ark is a prophecy of Jesus Christ and salvation.

The Imagination of Man’s Heart is Evil from His Youth

“The Lord said in His heart . . . ‘the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth . . .’ (Gen. 8:21).

After the flood, the first thing Noah did was offer sacrifices of the clean animals and birds. God’s response:

“And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done” (Genesis 8:21).

In the years Noah was building the ark, the people could have repented.