Summary: In Genesis 6, we see that their is a point that God say's that He has had enough.
That’s All I Can Stands, And I Can’t Stands No More
Genesis 6: 1-8 (NLT)
Intro: As many of you know, I am a collector. My wife says that I am a junk collector. We are not going to touch that this morning. What many of you know is that I collect all things Popeye. This came about from the death of my brother and me inheriting his collection. What I really like to collect is all things Wimpy, the character from Popeye. Guess why I like Wimpy? So Popeye is just a by-product of my wimpy collection. As I was reading and studying the scripture for this morning, a particular saying of Popeye’s came to mind. This is what I thought about.
. Play you tube video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h97kbv4mbsc&feature=youtube_gdata
. Popeye said that he has had all he can stand and he can’t stand no more.
. It seems that someone or something had pushed Popeye too far and he could not take it any longer.
. Here a few years ago, there was a billboard over on I-20 west going toward Atlanta.
. The billboard simply said,”Don’t Make Me Come down There” signed God.
. Remember back when you were a child and your mom or dad would yell across the house telling you that you were in for it if they had to come in there?
. In our scripture this morning, God has had enough.
. He did come down here and when He did, all Hell broke loose.
. He was just like Popeye. He had had all He could stand and He couldn’t stand no more.
. Wait a minute pastor; I thought that God was love. All He could do is love. King David who wrote many of the psalms describes him this way.
Psalm 103: 8
. 8The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
. While He is filled with love, He may be slow to anger, But.
. There is obviously a point where you can end up pushing God too far.
. Back when I was in High School, about 100 years ago, I knew a boy named Howard. Howard didn’t get upset at anything. Howard was just a happy go lucky kind of guy.
. Well there was this bully who kept on picking on Howard. This went on and on for several weeks.
. Howard was a tall wrangley kid. About six foot two and about 190 pounds. This kid was picking on Howard one day and I guess Howard had had enough. Howard had these huge hands and he reared back and punched this bully in the face. I swear his fist covered his whole face.
. They carted the bully off in an ambulance. Thankfully he wasn’t hurt permanently but he never bullied Howard again.
. You see Howard had all that he could stand.
. God is much like Popeye and Howard in our scripture this morning. He had been pushed and He had taken all He could stand.
. We are back in Genesis this morning.
. Nine generations have passed since Adam and Eve were in the Garden. Due to the longevity of life, at least 1500 years had passed.
. We saw that there was worship of God when we looked at Enoch’s walk with God but we don’t hear anything about man’s relationship with God after the Story of Enoch.