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Why does God allow bad things to happen?

January 2, 2014

Genesis 6:5-8

5 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. 6 So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. 7 And the Lord said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing—all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” 8 But Noah found favor with the Lord.

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For the record I am no Bible Scholar or Theologian. But I do love God’s Word, and believe it to be Holy and completely inspired by God’s Holy Spirit.

This morning as I was reading through this passage, I believe God put something on my heart.

Have you ever questioned, why does God allow bad things to happen?

I’m pretty confident that all of us, Christians and non-Christians alike, have.

The above passage seems to be a glimpse of the answer to this question. The author of Genesis is  Moses, who was not alive at the time of these events. However by God’s Spirit, Moses was able to right this and several other books in the Bible.

Moses is describing the wickedness of men, at this time. This is after what is known as the fall of man, or when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, the only thing God commanded them to not eat. By this act of disobedience, sin entered a perfectly created world.

When man is left to his own ways, sin runs rampant, whether in Genesis 6, or today in this world. Don’t believe me, take a look around and read the news.

What stood out to me in this passage is that God was so sorry, and heartbroken that that He created us, that He desired to wipe away everything He had created.

But then the passage ends with Noah finding favor with God Almighty.

So among wickedness man can still please God!

In fact the favor of one man saved the entire creation. This really spoke to my heart, because it shows how much God will do for the least of us that believe and live for God Almighty with our whole-heart.

As a Christian it is easy to lose heart. It is easy to second guess God. It is easy to blame God, in fact most do. But Noah is an example for us, of what God will do for those who love Him with all their heart, all their soul and all their strength.

Sin is in the world, it is running rampant. God does not allow sin, He allows men free will. In their free will, many fail and stray to devious and wicked things. However for those of us who truly love God and live for God, God will continue His Grace and Mercy among us so that more will come to know Him, even if it is just ONE.

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One Comment
  1. Mike Sands permalink

    I like your comment about how the favor of one man saved the entire creation. In a way this is a glimpse of Jesus to come years later. The obedience and submission of one man, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins saved the entire creation and our eternal seperation from God.

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