Genesis 6:5-7 Godly Sorrow

Genesis 6:5-7
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

-The sin of mankind is so great that it makes the Lord sorry He made us and makes Him seriously consider destroying us.  Does that bother you?  It should.  But which part of the equation bothers you more; the fact that the Lord is grieved or the idea that He would destroy you?  If the idea of grieving the Lord bothers you most, that’s good; it is a sign of godly sorrow which leads to repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10).  If the idea of being destroyed bothers you most, that’s not so good; it is a sign of worldly sorrow which leads to death (2 Corinthians 7:10).  Repent of your sins and turn to the Lord, not so you can escape punishment, but so you can stop bringing reproach upon the very Being who saw fit to create you.  “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”  (Proverbs 28:13)


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