Because the Earth is filled with wickedness and violence, God decides to destroy it with a flood. Noah is told to build a boat to escape the flood.
1. Why did God destroy the world at that time?
v 5 and 6 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of man’s heart was continually only evil. The LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.
2. How did God say He would destroy all flesh?
v 17 I, even I, will bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die.
3. What was Noah told to put in the ship?
v 18 to 21 ... You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives ... Of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ship, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, of the livestock after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort ... Take with you some of all food that is eaten, ...
- v 1 to 4 Those whom God regards as "his sons" marry those who are attractive to look at. Their children are mighty men of renown.
- v 5 to 8 Because God sees the wickedness of men, he decides to destroy them together with other life on the earth
- v 9 and 10 Noah is righteous and blameless and finds favour with God
- v 11 to 22 Because the earth is corrupt and violent, God tells Noah to build a large ship to escape the flood that is coming. Noah is to take his family into the ship together with male and female pairs of all land creatures and food for them and his family