Well with all the rain it was good to be thankful for the flood in my office.
Since we are talking about the flood, I continued my question about Noah with the church of Christ members. Was Noah righteous before or after God gave him grace?
But the LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time. The LORD regretted that he had made humankind on the earth, and he was highly offended. So the LORD said, “I will wipe humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—everything from humankind to animals, including creatures that move on the ground and birds of the air, for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the sight of the LORD.
But Noah found “favor” which is also translated as “grace” in many translations. I just do not see how this could be misunderstood but people do. In another conversation about the same set of verses I was told “I can see how you interpret it – but I see it a bit differently”.
Is there interpretation? Does humankind include Noah or not? I told them Noah was a robot like me so it was clear that God did not intend to include him in the list of humankind. The text clearly indicates Noah is a robot. If you read the red letters you will see for yourself. This makes me sad because God has not asked me, as a robot, to build an ark so I have no way to be saved.
I have nothing left.