If we are truthful, as Christians, we are challenged by the idea of God’s justice and judgment that condemned the entirety of humanity at the time of the flood. While each of us in our hearts know we are guilty and in need of God’s saving grace and mercy, it can be difficult to accept that people were so wicked at that time that God wiped them out. At the same time, it is comforting to know that He promised never to clear out all creation in the same way.
Questions for further thought:
1. Why do you think God decided to send the flood in the first place?
2. Why do you think God promised never to send such a catastrophe again?
Challenge: Ask God for clarity about his acts in the Old Testament that challenge our New Testament perspective and for faith in the face of things we can’t entirely understand.
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