The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain (Genesis 6:5,6 NIV).
When we sin, God’s heart is filled with pain. We should realize that it hurts God much when we indulge in sinful pleasures. Sin causes grief to God’s heart. It becomes unbearable when the thoughts of man’s heart is only evil all the time.
Let us examine our hearts. Let us search our thoughts. How many of them are pleasing to God? We will be surprised to note that a vast majority of our thoughts are evil in God’s eyes. We have to check our thoughts often to find out whether the inclination of them are towards evil or not.
We often sin when we are alone. We encourage ourselves by saying that no one sees when we do wrong. But here it clearly states that God sees our wickedness. He takes note especially when the wickedness that we do is great.
The very fact that God sees should make us measure our thoughts and see that it is not wicked but pleasing to God. To cause pain to God’s heart we do not need to do evil actions. Our very harboring of evil thoughts fills God’s heart with pain.
God has given us life that it may be spend wisely in fear of God. But when we use this gift of God to indulge in wicked thoughts it grieves the heart of God.
Let us examine our thoughts. Let us discard evil thoughts and inclinations from our heart and not cause pain to God. Let us strive for a pure heart that pleases God.