Thursday, May 2, 2013

Disappointing God

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
Genesis 6: 5,6

This are pre-flood verses, right before the Bible states that the only righteous humans left are Noah and his family. 

Have you ever thought about the implications of these verses?  God was sorry that he had ever made humans.  Adam and Eve had betrayed him, and now, every other man was following in their footsteps.  They were sinning, and the only thoughts that they had were to keep sinning and thinking evilly.  Satan had his hooks in, and it caused the Lord to have to destroy the world and all the humans except Noah and his family. 

I’m not going to recount the story of Noah and the ark at this time.  Most of us know it by now.  If not, you can read the rest of the story in Genesis.  What I am going to talk about is disappointing God.
God knows that we’re only human.  He understands that we’re flesh driven bodies, but it doesn’t mean that we have to disappoint God.  Sure, we screw up.  We always do, but when we sin and just keep sinning, how do you think that makes God feel? 

I, mean, we're turning our back on Him.  We're not listening to Him, and all He wants to do is help us.

I’m not sure that He’s sorry that he made all of us, and there are more than eight righteous people in the world right now.  However, could you imagine making God so upset that He regretted creating you? 
I want you to sit still for a moment.  Take in a deep breath and close your eyes.  While your eyes are closed, imagine tears from God falling down onto the earth.  And we’re the reason why. 

It’s heartbreaking, isn’t it?  My heart breaks to think of the reasons why God would cry over us.  And we’re the ones doing it.  We cause it.  We know right from wrong, yet we’re silly humans and do things that cause God to grieve. 

I urge us all today to work on making ourselves better.  We’re not perfect.  We’re to strive for perfection though, to follow in the footsteps of Christ. 

And that is what will keep God from being heartbroken, from regretting making humans. 

But, this is where God’s grace comes in.  Oh, He’s a loving God!  He forgives our sins and casts them “as far as the east is to west”!  He erases our mistakes and fills us with His love!  That is something to praise Him for!  No matter how disappointed He feels in us, He will always love us and will always forgive us.  No matter how much we mess up.  After all, He is our Father.  

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