WHY WAS GOD SORRY AND GRIEVED?Written by Irvin L. Rozier
Genesis 6 verse 6 "And it repented LORD that he had made man on earth, and it grieved him at his heart."
Wickedness was everywhere...so much so that ONLY ONE man was righteous in eyes of Lord...that being Noah.
I once tried to bake a cake and it did not turn out right...I threw whole mess away and started over..Thank God he did not throw away whole earth but saved righteous Noah (and his family). The LORD said "it repenteth me that I made them." In other words, He regreted he made man...things didn't turn out right.
This passage of scripture tells us much about character of God..He has emotions, He felt sorrow and grief. Have you ever felt sorrow and grief when things didn't go as planned? I have, and it comforts me to know that Lord knows how I feel.
CAST THY BREAD UPON THE WATERSWritten by Irvin L. Rozier
Cast Thy Bread Upon The Waters?
Ecclesiastes 11 verse 1 "Cast thy bread upon waters: for thou shalt find it after many days."
What is God telling us through this passage of scripture?
Sowing of spiritual seeds that will one day yield a harvest? Giving to others (not necessarily money but time, giving of ourselves, helping those in need, praying for others, helping our neighbors, our communities). I know when I plant corn seed in my garden, I plant in faith that seed will sprout, will grow, and I will soon reap a harvest of golden ripe sweet corn. The LORD tells us we reap what we sow. Have faith in Him who has said "give, and it shall be given unto you".