Words from the Heart for Friday April 13th, 2018
The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.
Genesis 6:5-6 (NLT)
The Extent of Human Wickedness
When man first sinned the Lord came to him and provided a covering for his need. As time moved along, once again the sinful heart of man made choices against the Lord. We see how this sin affected the Lord’s heart. Let’s decide to bring Him joy and not break His heart.
Creating the South-West Asia Service Medal, representing the Afghanistan mission and the threat of international terrorism, presented a unique challenge. It was created to honour Canada’s soldiers who served in Afghanistan and is not only a salute to that service, but is also a symbolic representation of the hope for peace. According to one of the designers of the medal, “It was very difficult because how do you represent international terrorism? It’s a very diffuse sort of threat that can be anywhere in the world and takes many forms.”
As I write today’s Words from the Heart the media is reporting yet another mass shooting in the USA. Some days it is a challenge to turn on the news because of the horrific events that take place in our world. As we read the pages of the Bible we discover that it didn’t take long after sin became a part of the human condition for wickedness to become rampant. Genesis 6:5-6, says “The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.” The last four words of these verses are some of the saddest in the Bible. The holy God of the universe created the world and He loves it dearly. Like a loving Father whose children are living in sin and disobedience, God’s heart was broken by the sin that marked their lives. Live your life in such a way that you bless God’s heart and don’t break it.
These have been words from the heart.