The Crossroads
Do You Believe in Truth?

From Good to Grief

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. - Genesis 6:5-6 NKJV

We don't have to go very far forward in time from creation to find mass corruption in the crown of God's creation - man.  The bible is not a long drawn out book that takes hours of reading to get to the real heart of the matter.  For instance, in my bible I see God expressing how good everything was on the first page (Genesis 1).  Then, only 4 pages later in Genesis 6, God is grieving over the state of mankind only hundreds of years later and making plans to destroy it via a great flood.   Yes, the bible doesn't waste time in getting interesting.

Poor God.  He has been fighting the likes of mankind since He created us for His pleasure.  All He wanted from us was for us to love Him.  I suppose though that was too much to ask.  I can't imagine the sadness He must suffer as He watches us ignore Him and go our own way day after day.  Our own angst over a prodigal son or daughter is no match for the emotion God feels for us.    Knowing this aspect of God should change the way we live our lives.  Won't you let it change you today?

Heart Check:

1) Ask God to reveal to you the areas of your life (including your thoughts) where you grieve Him.

2) What one thing can you do today (or stop doing) for God that might please Him?