In computing, most software use the combination of the control (Ctrl) key along with the “Z” key to undo the last operation. In Genesis 6, God repents for having created man because man had willfully chosen to be sinful and totally and solely evil (wicked) perpetually and the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:5-7) In other words, God states that he will undo his creation that were upon the face of the earth, which included man, the beasts, creeping things, and the birds of the air, because of man’s perpetually and total wickedness.
Points to ponder:
When we believe and abide in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are made a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17) and if we walk according to the Spirit of God and not according to the flesh, there is no condemnation (Romans 8:1). But after we have the foreknowledge of the Sacrifice and Salvation of Jesus for our sins, if we continue to walk according to the flesh, willfully choosing to be wicked (evil), then there remains no sacrifice by which we can be saved, but only a fearful expectation of God’s impending judgment (Hebrews 10:26-31). Let us not live our lives in such a manner that it would grieve the heart of God, so much so that he will would have to Ctrl+Z (undo) us, his creation. Let our prayer, today, be “Search me O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24).
Genesis 6:5-7 (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.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Psalm 139:23-24 (KJV)
23. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24. And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.