Text: Genesis 10:8-10
We read these alarming words in Genesis 6:5-6 “The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth; He saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. The Lord was sorry He had ever made them…it broke His heart.”
The world that existed in Genesis 6 was full of sin; mankind had turned away from God and His word.
When a man’s heart becomes inflamed with sin and wickedness, the world of demons and the supernatural is flung wide open in the person’s life.
There is a high price to pay for low living; Romans 6:23 tell us that the wages of sin is death.
As a result, the Lord vowed to destroy every living thing, all the people, animals and the birds of the sky (V7)
Believers, it is crucially important that we flee from every appearance of evil.
In the midst of the depraved generation, stood a man named Noah who feared and obeyed God; the Lord used him as a seed for the next generation.
Noah’s relationship with God saved him and seven members of his family; seven in the Bible represents perfection and eight symbolises new beginnings.
After the flood, we read the genealogy of Noah in Genesis chapter 10, verses 8-9 tells us that “Cush was the ancestor of Nimrod, who was the first heroic warrior on earth…he was also the greatest hunter in the world…”
Not much was said about Nimrod in the Bible apart from the fact that he was a hunter and he rebelled against the word of God by settling down and setting up his kingdom in Shinar.
Again we see the hearts of men turning away from their Creator in rebellion; Nimrod was who men turned to whilst walking in disobedience to God.
Pastor G Ferguson.