“And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Gen. 6:13)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
What Happened? The Lord our God does not change. “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:6) Did He not love those who were before the flood as much as those after? Has the heart of man become continuously less evil than those who all drowned?
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,” (Gal. 4:4)
One of the greatest advantages of our adversary is our emotions, it is much more difficult to deceive a man who rules his life with logic, and it is not impossible for one who has been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to be deceived, even though truth has been revealed to them. But those opening verses present a conundrum, if you will, for apparently God did not so love the world of those before the flood as after, or He would not have killed everything that had breath, save for eight souls.
This is where logic and emotions must both give way to faith. “Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” (Gen. 11:7) How much further would mankind be today if the Almighty had not intervened at the Tower of Babel? One nation not hundreds, and how could nation war against nation if there was only one tribe, one singular group of all peoples under one flag?
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” (Prov. 16:9)
The one world government that was to be then, that the Most High disrupted, will soon be, but the flag will not be under Christ. Without the intervention of the Lord, man’s sin would know no limits. There is none righteous and there never has been, there are none that seek God, we have all, and always have, gone astray. Our emotions rule us far too often, and when logic begins to be sought after, we envision some form of works that we believe will appease the wrath of God.
“Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” (Gal. 3:6)
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Eph. 2:8)
Emotions can never reveal the truth of faith, deductive reasoning will never take faith into account, neither one can ever bring a person to a place where the Lord will accept them, for emotions are fickle and change with the wind, and logic demands proof.
All men, everywhere, throughout all of time have always been saved in the same way, by the grace of God through faith. “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.” (John 8:56) There is not an end of the days of grace approaching my friends, the grace of God is eternal, never-ending, it will always be. Those who went to paradise before the flood, those who joined them there during the days of the Law, those since our Lord Jesus Christ walked out of that tomb and those who will not love their lives to the end during the days of Jacob’s Troubles all have been saved by the same way, by grace through faith.
The Almighty intervenes into His creation because it is His, because He is Holy, righteous and just. It is not for us who have been born-again to question His motives, the just live by faith, not sight, in unmitigated knowledge of the truth, not by our emotions, not by logical deductive reasonings.
The amount of our service to the Lord is not founded on a heart that is deceitful, nor on the wisdom of the world, but on faith that trusts.