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Summary: 7 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-VII—Genesis 6:1-8

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Joint Robbery Surveillance--WCTV Eyewitness News--January 25, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Three suspects have been arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through Tallahassee in a stolen vehicle.

According to arrest documents, on Tuesday, the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Office were conducting a joint robbery surveillance in the west section of Tallahassee. The investigation is in response to a string of armed robberies throughout Tallahassee over the past three weeks.

A TPD sergeant conducting surveillance at the Market Liquors store at 1440 Capital Circle NW observed a vehicle enter the parking lot of the liquor store, back in directly in front of the front door to the store, and sit idling with its headlights on for approximately 5 minutes. As the sergeant called for backup, the vehicle suddenly drove out of the parking lot, heading southbound on Capital Circle NW. The sergeant followed the vehicle and ran the tags, which revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen.

LCSO and TPD units proceeded to pursue the vehicle through Tallahassee with lights and sirens, but the driver refused to stop.

The vehicle was clocked heading eastbound on W. Tharpe Street at 102 mph. The vehicle then turned northbound on Trimble Road, heading towards Hartsfield Road.

Police attempted to set up a roadblock at Hartsfield and Trimble Road but the vehicle never slowed down or attempted to avoid the patrol vehicles and TPD units were forced to move out of the way to avoid being rammed.

Two LCSO units took over the pursuit and pursued the suspect vehicle eastbound on W. Tharpe St. The vehicle then drove in the opposite lane of traffic, almost striking numerous vehicles.

The vehicle then turned south on Old Bainbridge Road, where multiple road crews were working nighttime construction. The vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed towards the workers, who had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

An LCSO unit used a PIT maneuver to disable the vehicle, which subsequently lost its tire and crashed at the 800 block of Volusia Street.

Three suspects inside the car fled on foot and refused to stop when commanded. Shortly after, all three suspects were found hiding in the woods after discarding multiple pieces of clothing that matched clothing from other robberies that TPD and LCSO are investigating.

Authorities arrested Javaris Jones, 22, Tradarius Gaines,18, and Tamylon Williams, 21.

All three were booked into the Leon County Jail on charges of trespassing an armed structure, grand theft of a motor vehicle, resisting an officer without violence, assault on an officer, and fleeing and eluding police with disregard for safety of people or property. OR:

The guy that was high on something—While talking to himself, he was walking around the church shed. He then started pulling out the rolls of chicken wire that are rolled up under the shed. I was ‘forced’ to investigate.

The young men were arrested because they had wielded their wickedness for far too long!

OR:

The person who drove their car across the church field I was ‘forced’ to investigate.

Self-service, self-love, & flesh-driven feeling wreak havoc on us & others. In Noah’s day most everyone had effectively—‘made mountains of mole-hills & molehills of mountains’—by not considering &/or being indifferent toward their Creator.

Likewise today, when Christ is considered inconsequential to a person’s or a nation’s life, vitally important matters are treated as though they were of little worth. Simultaneously, other things become elevated to the place of indispensability, taking Christ’s place as Head. If we are not vigilant to honor Christ, we find ourselves making great sacrifices for that which has no eternal value, for the sake of temporal satisfaction.

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 from God.

How/When does wickedness invite repercussion?

7 channels thru which wickedness invites repercussion.

7 aberrations of wickedness that invite repercussion.

We have seen previously that Wickedness invites Repercussion thru (An) Aberrant...

1. RELATIONSHIPs(:1-2)

2. BURDENs(:3)

3. STANCE(:4)

4. CONTINUITY/Persistence(:5)

5. GRIEF(:6) God’s Grief

6. SOLUTION(:7) God’s Solution

7—Wickedness invites repercussion thru (An) Aberrant...

HOPE(:8)

Explanation:(:8) Aberrant to the lost

:8—“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”

Even with such a horrible conclusion to man’s short existence, there is still hope for humanity. There is one man thru whom God’s “grace” can still work rightly. Without grieving God. Without succumbing to the surrounding wickedness.

This lone recipient & accepter of God’s great grace is “Noah” of whom his father, Lamech had prophesied(5:29) that thru his son Noah, “This one will comfort us concerning our work & the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD has cursed.”” Noah offered hope!

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