Genesis is so interesting! The heading for Genesis 6 in my Bibles is “Increasing Corruption on Earth.” Doesn’t that speak volumes? From what I’ve read, I think people may have been worse during the days of Noah because one of the verses says that the thoughts in the hearts of man were only evil. Yes, our days are evil, and plots of the wicked are carried out to the destruction of many innocent people; however, I don’t believe every heart is evil like in that day because many of us know Jesus and believe in him. God was disappointed and regretted that he had made man, so he started fresh with Noah’s family because he was righteous.
This chapter begs more questions. For example, if everyone except Noah’s family died in the flood, why were there still giants like Goliath? Where did the Nephilim (giants) come from? We know God created them but was there something about them that wasn’t in the likeness of God that made them different from humans? We may not have to worry about the earth being flooded again; however, it will be destroyed by fire; I’m not sure which is more horrific, flood or fire. Our days are also very evil, and fire cannot be too far off. Make sure you are secure in Jesus so that God will spare you from devastation like Noah and his family.
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. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 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. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:5-8 KJV