BSF Genesis: Week 7, Day 2

Today’s Scriptures

Questions:

3.
Sons of God were angels (same greek word ben elohiym is used here and in Job 1:6, there translated as angels) which is different than Matt 5:9 “blessed are peacemakers called sons of God”.

4.
a.
The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race every thought was evil all the time

b.
Gen 9:17 Covenant of God to not destroy again by flood. Hbr11:7 by faith we all became heirs of righteousness (w/ Christ)

c.
God’s judgment is swift, powerful and just, but not harsh. Through grace he provides a means of salvation for those who come onboard in faith and a covenant for all mankind for ever.

5.
a.
Sin: in thought, word and deed, not only by what I have done by by what I have left undone

b.
Filled with the joy of the Lord in teaching and encouraging others, particularly children and I find strength in their faithfulness

My Daily Journal:

I found it interesting that we, as humans, try to justify our reclassify our sins under the heading of “if no one gets hurt then it isn’t a sin.” This logic follows the “no harm no foul” mentality.”  Consenting adults can do what they want.  I can be as self destructive as I want, it is my personal freedom.  Society judges us to be judgment if we don’t just accept that everyone can do what is right in their own eyes as long as no one gets hurt.

But, as we read in our lesson today, God gets hurt.  God feels regret.

When my children do wrong, I feel regret for them.  Not regret that I have them as my children, but regret because I understand the consequences of the wrong, both in terms of its direct repercussions but also for the lost opportunities that could have been pursued instead.  I hurt with that regret for them.  I think this is the same feeling that comes into our heavenly Father’s heart.

As David wrote to God: ‘Against You, You only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in Your sight’ (Psalm 51.4)  All sin is against God and someone (God) always feels hurt.

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