The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually . . . . So the Lord said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land." (Genesis 6:5,7a)And this:
And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence." (Genesis 6:12-13)And this:
I was confronted all day with how sinful we are by nature, and that God hates our sin so much He destroys sinners. It is what we deserve. Our hearts are sinful and opposed to Him. By nature we are dead in our sins and rebel against God. Then I came home and hugged my wife, a gift from God. Then I picked up my daughter and we spent a couple of minutes laughing together, about nothing in particular. Then I thought about how I get to speak God's word on Sunday. Then I thought about how God has fogiven me, and has given me a new heart, and has given me His Spirit, and about how He has promised that no flood of water or fire will ever eternally destroy me. I was overwhelmed by mercy. I deserve to be a floating dead man in a flood of God's wrath, but God has mercifully let me on His Ark of mercy. I do not deserve even one good thing I have, which makes each good thing seem even sweeter. Thank you Jesus, my Ark and my God.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it. (Jeremiah 17:9)