Several years ago, I taught a third-grade religious school class focused on Bible stories. A question from a 9-year-old helped lead me to a new understanding of God's different behavior in the two stories in this week's portion.
In the flood story, God reacts to the corruption of "all flesh" (Gen 6:12) on earth by planning its destruction. The "righteous" Noah and his family are spared along with enough animals to "keep seed alive" (Gen 7:3).
When we talked about what God was about to do, one student asked if God...Read More
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