When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.
The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
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Things We Learned Last Week…
- That the Genesis 5 genealogy is teaching that even the righteous die.
- That it is only God who can bring life to the dead.
- That the end of the Genealogy in Genesis 5 points directly to the Flood.
Things to Learn About My Own Walk with God this Week…
- That believers can and do learn even from areas of debate in Scripture.
- That being called “Men of Renown” is not necessarily a good thing.
- That we must comprehend God’s immutability to understand God.
Norma Normans non Normata – “The Norm of Norms That Is Not Normed” This is the principle the Scripture is the measure of truth, and when interpreted correctly, cannot be corrected by any other source.
The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own Glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added …” 1
1 Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter I, Article VI (Emphasis Mine)