ASV notes on Genesis 8:20-21 and questions

God knows the human rase


Noah build an altar and offered clean animals and birds to God, Noah loved God in his heart and God felt it and received the offerings and smelled the pleasing aroma. Looks like God was content and promised that He never again will curse the ground because of man.

Cannot change

This looks promising, but then God gives the reason for not cursing the ground anymore; “for the intent of man’s heart is wicked from his youth.” We are borne wicked; we are not borne a mean thief or murderer, however inside we have the seed of a bad criminal.


God confirmed that in man there was no hope of salvation, God considered Noah righteous, however the hope was not in Noah, and it had to come from heaven. You can try to do good, help others, support good works, it does not matter, your heart is wicked from your youth, and every single baby borne on earth is born wicked.


  1. Do you find someone good on earth?
  2. What does it mean to be borne evil?

ASV notes on Genesis 8:22 and questions


Stop existing

This verse carries some secrets about our far future; God is talking about the condition; “While the earth remains.” This is telling us that this physical earth is not going to remain forever. However, there is a spiritual perfect earth and a time will come when seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night will be no more. These future times will be overwhelming and awesome and will last forever. However, in the meantime Jesus will come back and reign for a thousand years with an iron rod.

Time has gone

Those with Jesus will not get tired anymore, no need for sleep, no need to labour for food, no money to worry about, no struggle with your neighbour, the “time” has gone, the past, present and future is in the present with God for ever.


  1. Is the word of God easy to understand?
  2. What do you need to grasp the Word?
  3. Is God caring for you here on earth now?