The Wickedness of Man was Great in the Earth

Genesis 6:5

“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.”

We all like to hear good comments about ourselves. We really dislike bad things said about us. But, what if the bad things said about you are true?

In these days, there is a common thinking that people are generally good. You will hear, now and then, people say: “Everyone is generally good.” However, God says that people have been committing great wickedness. For a long, long time, people were wicked in their thoughts, words and actions.

In our verse, God spoke concerning the people who lived during the time of Noah that their wickedness was very great. He also said that the reason why their wickedness was great was because they were constantly given to think of evil things. Upon careful examination of people, God announced that the wickedness of man was great in the earth. Oh, what an awful thing it is to hear from God that the wickedness of man was very great!

Dear children, let us accept what God says about man’s sins. Let us seek the Lord’s forgiveness, and also His help to live a renewed life. Watch your thoughts. Before you speak or act, check whether your thoughts and feelings are good in God’s sight. If not, repent at once, and trust in Christ for forgiveness. Then ask for the leading of the Holy Spirit to live a clean life before the Lord.

Prabhudas Koshy