The focus of the flood story is too often on the deaths of the people and the judgment of God, and while God certainly is a righteous judge, He is also a loving, faithful God. Genesis 8 demonstrates a reverse of the curse, and a clear direction toward a hopeful future that teems with life, purpose and joy!
1. Why did God feel the need to execute every last man, woman and child on the earth?
2. Was He justified doing so? Explain?
3. What does this say about God’s justice?
4. What does this say about God’s mercy and love?