As I was beginning to trust God on what I should share in today’s blog post, I came across this scripture and I believe that God would want to speak to our hearts through it today.
When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with man for ever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.
This is the Bible scripture the Lord dropped in my spirit for today’s post and the first thing that came to my attention is found in vs.2 of the passage which says “the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful and they married any of them they chose.” Looking at this passage from face value you would wonder why God would then declare that His Spirit will not contend with man for ever; what could have made God arrive at this conclusion just because the sons of God saw that the daughters of men where beautiful and married any of them they chose. So I decided to read backwards a little and found this in Genesis 4:26b and it says “At that time men began to call on the name of the Lord.” No wonder these men were referred to as sons of God and not sons of men.
So the sons of God who had began to call on the name of the Lord at that time didn’t see the need to call on the name of the Lord before choosing a wife for themselves. Even though they had known to call on the name of the Lord, they didn’t deem it fit to call on the name of the Lord on the most important decision of their lives, rather they allowed the lust of the flesh to rule their senses and mislead them.
Note that when men began to call on the name of the Lord, God blessed them with length of years and they lived to close to a thousand years. We had men who lived more than 900years on the face of the earth because at that time they were calling on the name of the Lord. But when the sons of God who called on the name of the Lord decided that there were some issues they could handle themselves without God, one of which was choosing the daughters of men as wives based on outward beauty, their days ware cut short. They no longer lived 900years or more, they now have a life span of 120years.
When you read further on to Genesis 6:5 which says “The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on earth had become, and that every inclination of the thought of his heart was only evil all the time,” you will notice that the aftermath of the decision of the sons of God marrying the daughters of men without divine consultation with God is that the hearts of men began to grow wicked and the thought of their hearts was evil all the time.
If we break it down a little, you will note that it is only a marriage without the fear of God in it that will lead to a divorce; it is only a marriage without God in it that will be characterized by violence. Every negative attributes of marriage is evident in a marriage in which those in it have not put God first. When you choose a wife without consulting God, the likelihood of choosing wrong is very high. When you choose wrong, then you have burdened yourself with a wife who will drain value from your life rather than add value to it. Every man has huge responsibilities to fulfill for God and if the wife who is to help is becoming too demanding herself then frustration sets in. With this frustration comes every evil thought that can possibly be conceived. No wonder God says that every inclination of the heart of men was evil all the time after the man has burdened himself with a beautiful liability and a beautiful value drainer.
I am now tempted to say that the negativity that is seen and felt the world over is as a result of the wrong foundation that we have built our marriages on. God has been relegated to the background of our marital lives and experiences. We worship God in our churches but not in our homes and so our orientation is faulty, our values are faulty, our traditions are faulty and these same faulty characteristics we pass unto our children.If only the men would go back to that time when they began to call on the name of the Lord and they would no longer be referred to as men, but as sons of God.