Bereshit 6:9 - 11:32
Ber 6:11-12 “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.” Up to this point in the Torah there are no indications of any communal commandments. So this begs the question of Rom 5:13 that states “For before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law.” No covenant had yet been made with the children of Israel along with the covenantal commands, but we see not only punishment for sin but a leading up to judgment for corruption and violence on the earth. The most fundamental part of our human makeup had been lost during this time. The basics of morality. Man was not judged by weather they ate kosher or if they wore Tzitzit or if they observed the feast day’s but they were judged by how they treated their fellow man. If an entire world of people could not figure out how to live moral lives, that is the basics of human nature. Then how could this not be achieved with HaShem’s teaching and instruction through the Torah, or even more baffling, with having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit of Yeshua as is such the case with many today.