Re:Verse passage – Genesis 6:5-22 (day six) 

“Then the Lord saw…”

The first time we read these words God looked and declared all of that he had made “good.” (Genesis 1:31) When we read it for the second time in Genesis 6:5, God is not so pleased by what he saw; he declared the deeds of men wicked and their thoughts “evil.” But “he saw” (there it is again) something different in Noah. Clearly, Noah stood apart from all others because he “walked with God.” (v. 9)

God used Noah to begin anew; kind of like a new Adam. It wouldn’t take long for Noah to fall just like Adam. That’s what happens when you walk in the wisdom of men.

Where Adam and Noah failed, Jesus succeeds. When God saw his son, he declared, “This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased.” (Matt. 3:17, 17:5)

In other words, “This is my son and he is GOOD.” Be grateful for the eternal goodness of Jesus. In his goodness, he is recreating a brand new humanity that will forever walk with God.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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