“The Lord was Sorry that He Had Made Man” (Genesis 6:6)

Mankind multiplied. Daughters were born. They were beautiful (Gen. 6:2).

Angels took women for their wives, and they bore children (6:2,4). The children were the giants on the earth, “the mighty men who were of old, men of renown” (6:4).

These events were one of the enemies’ plans to try to destroy the lineage and seed of Jesus Christ. The enemy knew that Jesus Christ would eventually defeat him.

The Lord said that He would not strive with man forever, that man’s days would be 120 years (6:5).

If a generation is 50 years, we can conclude God revealed here that man would live for 6,000 years on the earth.

“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them” (Genesis 6:5-7).

Summary

1. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth (v. 5).
2. He saw that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually (v. 5).
3. The Lord was sorry He had made man (v. 6).
4. He was grieved in His heart (v. 6).
5. The Lord said that He would destroy man from the face of the earth, both man and beast, animals and birds (v. 7).
6. The Lord said, “I am sorry that I have made them” (v. 7).

The account reveals twice that the Lord was sorry He had made man.