Summary: 1 of 7. Genesis records humanity's wanton wickedness & its repercussions.Wanton wickedness invites repercussion. How does wickedness invite repercussion? 7 aberrations of wickedness that invite repercussion.
WICKEDNESS That INVITES REPERCUSSION-I—Genesis 6:1-8
The Repercussions of Wickedness
Talking to his friend, Harvey said, “Eddie. I just had a pretty decent quarrel with my wife.” but we made up.
“Oh yeah?,” said Eddie.
Harvey says, “I love my wife. When our argument was over, she came crawling back to me on her hands & knees.”
“Wow, No kidding? That’s really great! What did she say?”
“She crawled right up to me & said, ‘Come out from under that bed, you gutless pansy!!!’”
The husband’s ‘wickedness’ had earned his wife’s “repercussions’!
Reiterate the flow of events concerning Cain ‘s legacy of unrepentance & Seth’s transmittance of righteousness.
Genesis records the wanton wickedness of humanity & its repercussions.
Repercussion—An unintended consequence occurring some time after an event or action, esp. an unwelcome one.
Wanton wickedness invites repercussion.
How does wickedness invite repercussion?
7 channels thru which wickedness invites repercussion.
7 aberrations of wickedness that invite repercussion.
1—Wickedness invites repercussion thru...
:1—“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, & daughters were born to them,”
“Men” began to “increase” in number on the earth, as shown from the genealogies of 4:16—5:32. The birth of “daughters” was obviously part of that equation. And this has been specified in the formula—“& had sons & daughters” of 5:4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26, 30. As well as implied thru Naamah’s birth as the “sister of Tubal-Cain” in 4:22.
“6:1 introduces the story of the “daughters” often mentioned in passing in chapt. 5 despite their...[seeming]...irrelevance to the genealogical line.”—WBC-G.J. Wenham
“Men”—Mda aw-dawm’—Noun Masc.—1) Man, mankind. Strong—Ruddy i.e. A human being(an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
“Multiply”—bbr raw-bab’—Qal Infinitive—1) To be or become many, be or become much, be or become great. Strong—a primitive root; properly, To cast together, i.e. Increase, especially in number; also(as denominative from hbbr reb-aw-baw’)--To multiply by the myriad.
“Daughters”—tb bath—Noun Fem.—1) Daughter; 2) Young women, women. Strong—from hnb baw-naw'; a primitive root; To build(literally & figuratively) (as feminine of Nb ben); A daughter(used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally & figuratively).
“Born”—dly yaw-lad'—Pual(passive) Perfect—1) To bear, bring forth, beget, gender, travail—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To bear, bring forth—1a1a) Of child birth, 1a1b) Of distress(simile), 1a1c) Of wicked(behavior), 1a2) To beget; 1d) (Pual)--To be born. Strong—a primitive root; To bear young; causatively--To beget; medically--To act as midwife; specifically--To show lineage.
:2—“that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; & they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.”
However, “the sons of God” “saw” the beauty of the daughters of these men. This evidently is a bad combination of events...“the daughters” of men & “the sons of God.”