Re: Verse reading–Genesis 6 (day three)
“The Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth.” God apparently told Moses, who wrote down this account, that the thoughts and feelings which arose in his mind as he regarded the rebellion of the human race were what Moses—and all humankind—would understand best as regret. Maybe the word “regret” is only the nearest approximation that is understandable to a finite mind. Whatever kind of movement occurs in God’s mind in response to the lives of morally responsible creatures, it arises from the one reality of God’s person that does not deviate from its intended aim: love. God will not turn aside from, and cannot be made to turn aside from, love. In love he exists, he creates, he punishes, he redeems. Your plans will stand only when they stand firmly within God’s sovereign love.