Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Power of One

“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 was sorry 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.” ~ Genesis 6:5-8

These words end the first unit of thought in Genesis. It begins with Adam and ends with Noah. I think Moses wanted the people to know that there would always be one person, always be one hope, always be one provided who would be there to communicate with God for the people.

There will always be one mediator. At the end of the first period of time God found nobody who would pursue his heart. The grief he expressed is grief he carries with him to this day. Yet, the Lord always provides one who has favor in his eyes. Then he expresses through the one, hope for us all, until the one who would provide everlasting hope would come.

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