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Does God Like What He Sees?

1 февр 2011

I am still so humbled by God's amazing grace and can't even fathom what it must have been like for Him when He looked upon the Earth and was sorry that He made the human race. How sad that God would create us in His own image and we would trash that precious gift of life. 

Genesis 6
Noah and His Sons 5 God saw that human evil was out of control. People thought evil, imagined evil—evil, evil, evil from morning to night. 6 God was sorry that he had made the human race in the first place; it broke his heart. 7 God said, “I'll get rid of my ruined creation, make a clean sweep: people, animals, snakes and bugs, birds—the works. I'm sorry I made them.” 8 But Noah was different. God liked what he saw in Noah.

God is intimately involved with His creation, and how we respond to Him actually does influence our relationship with Him.

John Bevere once said 'You are as close to God as you want to be!'
– this comment threw me at first because I always thought my relationship with God depended solely on God.

Is God waiting for me?
Is there deeper intimacy waiting for me on the other side of my proactivity?

This all came from the verse in James 4 – 'Draw near to God and He will draw near to you'

I know I am no more special than anyone else but find it devastating that God would look upon the whole human race, all those He loves, and be so sorry that He made them.

But then I take great encouragement from the fact that Noah was different and God liked what He saw in Noah!

Joel