"And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on earth, and He was grieved in His heart" (Genesis 6:6)
When I read that verse in my quiet time, I had to go back and read it again. As I read that the Lord was SORRY that He had made man, it just pulled at my heart. God was grieved over the state of man. The Word of God is perfectly clear here. God was disappointed in His creation... big time disappointed. He actually regretted the fact that He had even created man. Wow.
If God was sorry then for creating mankind, what do you think must be going through His mind right about now. Can you just imagine what God must think when He looks down upon His creation? I think about how sad it made me when my children were little and they were disobedient. I can only think that the state of our world leaves God more than just a little saddened. Probably devastated is more like it.
He who created us in His very own image. He who created us to worship Him. He who created us to become His righteousness. He who looks down to see His children imitating Christ. Instead He sees:
The list could go on and on which is a sad and frightening thing. We as a world have become so callous and hard that God's grace is having a difficult time penetrating through the tough exterior of our lives.
People don't want to hear about Christ. People don't want to hear the Truth. People don't think they need Jesus. People just don't care.
Truth is, God gave us everything we will ever need when He gave us Jesus. When we have a relationship with Christ, there is nothing else that matters. We don't have to worry about anything else. He will provide for our needs. He will give us strength. He will give us comfort. He will cradle us in His arms and never let us go.
Instead of looking to Him for our satisfaction and our needs, we have chosen to look to the world to fill that empty place and deep longing we have in our hearts to be filled with something.
When we fill that emptiness with things that have nothing to do with Christ, we are on the road to disappointment, loneliness, sadness, despair and total dissatisfaction.
We just need to turn our eyes and our focus to Jesus. Freely given for us to receive. Freely given for us to accept. Freely given for us to embrace. Freely given that we might have eternal life. Freely given so that all else pales in comparison. Freely given by the power of God.
He is all we need.
He is our everything.
He is God's testimony of Himself.
"For I determined no to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified" (I Corinthians 2:2)
Oh precious Father, I pray that we will take a look at our lives and determine to cling to those things that are of You and that we will flee from those things that are of the world. Help us to fashion ourselves in the image of Christ. Help us to be pleasing to You.
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