Monday, April 18, 2011

The Destruction of The City of Enoch (Part 2) - Genesis 7:17-18 Bible Commentary


It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the Living God (Hebrews 10:31). And The City of Enoch, along with the rest of the pre-flood world, was about to experience just that.

Everyone was eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up until all of it was put to a sudden halt:
...they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. (Luke 17:26-27)
The flood came. Water ripped through the city, tearing up everything. Buildings collapsed... people frantically screaming, rushing for safety from such a sudden catastrophe. The people of the city had certainly experienced much violence throughout their lifetimes, but never anything like this. The water climbed higher and higher. Its mighty current lifted up bodies like straw, tossing them to and fro with ease.

Nothing in the city was spared. The music which Jubal was so famous for bringing into prominence could not save the people of the city. The harp and lyre which the people sought to find comfort in apart from God could not deliver them from the flood. Music that is not used to glorify God is worthless— an eerie tune of vanity, listened to only by those who are willingly marching to destruction.

The amount of wealth flowing into the city because of those who raised livestock like Jabal was also powerless to stop the waters of the flood. The people of The City of Enoch may have been rich in wealth, but they were not rich in spirit. Their treasure was not in heaven. Rather, their treasure was on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal (Matthew 6:20).

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