Thee Bible states in Genesis 6:5 that the man was exceedingly wicked and the thoughts of his heart was continually evil. A few verses later, in verses 11 and 12, the Bible states that the earth was filled with violence and it was corrupt and everyone (all flesh) on the earth was corrupt. What is however interesting to note is that God saw (Genesis 6:5) and he looked (Genesis 6:12) and he found man wicked, evil, and corrupt.
The fall of one man, Adam, brought sin into the world which brought about wickedness, evil, violence and corruption. The creation of God, which he had seen and declared as was good six times (Genesis 1:4,10,12,18,21,25) and once as very good (Genesis 1:31) was now corrupt. Sin brings about corruption.
Points to ponder:
If God sees you and me today, what will he see? Will he see us as wicked, evil, and corrupt? Sin bring about wickedness, evil and put our soul in the pit of corruption (Isaiah 38:17). In order for our soul to be delivered from the pit of corruption, Jesus, the One who did not see corruption (Acts 2:31) and the incorruptible Savior (1 Peter 1:23) is needed. He is the only one who can casts all our sins behind his back (Isaiah 38:17), when we believe in him in our hearts and confess with our mouths Jesus’ Lordship (Romans 10:9). So the question remains, when God sees you and me, what will he see? Will he see us as corrupt or will he see the Spirit of his incorruptible Son, Jesus Christ, reign in us? What will God see?
Genesis 6:5,11-12 (KJV)
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Isaiah 38:17 (KJV)
17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
1 Corinthians 15:50-57 (KJV)
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.