Part 1 presents a brief historical history about events found in the Old Testament revealing mans constant disobedience to what God has provided. The hope in this review is to enlighten your experience with the Lords past relationship with man, brief incidents, are presented.
Man has disobeyed God from the time of the Garden of Eden, note this history. The expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Adam an Eve eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil induced by the serpent. Genesis 2:8, 15, 17, Genesis 3:1, 6, 23.
Note verse 15 it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Enmity (animosity or hostility) between the serpent and Christ.
Next is the Patriarchal Age which lasted for centuries until it ended, Genesis 5. Men lived up into the 90s, not much is revealed how God communicated with the Patriarchal age.
The Flood in Genesis 6:, a cataclysmic event some of it is covered here. The flood, brought on by The “wickedness of man, Genesis 6:1-2, 5-7 (KJV):
- 1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
- 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Note, daughters born unto the men that began to multiply on the face of the earth, were not of God
and the sons of God married those daughters displeased God as it was a bad relationship in a marriage.
- 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
- 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
- 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Noah finds grace in the eyes of the LORD, Genesis 6:8-9 (KJV):
- 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
- 9 “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
Noah builds the ark, Genesis 6:22 (KJV):
- 22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
God destroys all life which was upon the face of the ground, except Noah’s family and life in the ark Genesis 7: (KJV).
The tower and Babel, Genesis 11: (KJV).
The language is confused in Genesis 11, because there was only one nation and they wanted to build a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven and make a name for themselves, indicating unnecessary power.
Verse 6 indicates with only one nation there wouldn’t be another to stop them from drifting into an unwanted controlling type government.
- 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Genesis 11:6 (KJV)
God confounds their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech, Genesis 11:7-9 (KJV):
- 7 “let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech”.
- 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
- 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.