After Adam and Eve’s eviction out of Eden, sin continued to run rampant while corrupting God’s good Creation. Through the flood, God made a statement very clearly in that He doesn’t play around with sin.
Cain and Abel
- The first children of Creation reveal how sin is severely corrupting Mankind.
- The problem was not in the type of offering but the quality of the offering.
- Throughout the Old Testament, God warned about giving “leftovers.”
- Cain murdered his brother Abel who was created in God’s image.
After the 1st Murder
- Restorative worship begins (Gen. 4:26).
- Adam creates son in his own image (Gen. 5:3).
- God is so grieved over the increasing wickedness, He plans to destroy this once good earth (Gen. 6:7).
Noah and the Ark
- This story is not a cute tale for children. It reveals the immense wrath of God.
- Noah was spared by God because he found favor with Him (Gen. 6:8).
- Even though Noah was favored, he was not sinless even after watching God pour out His wrath on sinners.
- God promises never to destroy the earth again – by flood (Gen. 9:15).
The Tower of Babel
- People try to reach God by their own efforts and ingenuity at the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11).
- They desired security, so they built a city so they wouldn’t be dispersed (Gen. 11:4).
- They desired the comfort of home, but God wanted them to spread His glory everywhere (Gen. 9:7).
- They desired glory, so their efforts were an attempt to make a name for themselves (Gen. 11:4).
- God stops the rate of sin by separating them and making their speech like “babble” (Gen. 11:7).
- On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit began the reversal of Babel (Acts 2).
- In heaven, Babel’s reversal will be complete (Rev. 7:9; 21:2).
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.