“Before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage” (Matthew 24:38). This was the scene, “The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves” (Genesis 6:2). Did fallen angels marry human beings? Jesus tells us angels “neither marry, nor are given in marriage” (Matthew 22:30). Actually, the children of God married unbelievers. Moses later warned against such mixed marriages. “They will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods (Deuteronomy 7:4). This is what happened before the flood; many did turn away from God.
“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). When believers marry unbelievers, they tend to stray from the truth of God. The results are devastating. Such was the case in the days of Noah. “The Lord said, ‘I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land’” (Genesis 6:7). Yes, the Lord judged the earth. “But Noah found favor–‘grace’–in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8).
Receiving grace is the alternative to facing judgment. What about you? Have you received the grace of God? “Seek the Lord while He may be found” (Isaiah 55:6).
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