Words from the Heart for Thursday January 3rd, 2019

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

Genesis 6:5-6 (NIV)

 

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Great Wickedness

Because of human nature, Canada has always had to deal with crime. A headline in Upper Canada in 1832 read: “Without some more effectual means being adopted to punish criminals for acts of felony than exist at present, the consequences will be dreadful and the community will be in constant danger of their lives and property.” The article went on to speak of the “copious wickedness” that was far too common in Upper Canada almost 200 years ago.

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It didn’t take long after sin entered into the human heart and into the world, for its full effect to be felt. Within perhaps decades, the first murder had taken place and over time, and the Creator God, who had walked with Adam and Eve in the garden, was forgotten. People were living their lives with no sense of God’s holy nature, and sin and debauchery were soon running rampant. The first two chapters of Genesis tell the creation story. The third chapter tells of the introduction of sin, and its implication on the lives of Adam and Eve and through them, the entirety of God’s creation. Just three chapters later, in Genesis 6:5-6 we read: “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.” Without the presence of God in people’s lives, sin quickly takes over. We see it in our world today. The antidote is to commit your life to Jesus and allow Him to reign over your heart.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley