For the last few weeks, we have been examining lessons on God's judgment from Genesis chapter five. We have previously noted God's reason, God's consistency, and God's grace in judgment. Continuing on this positive note from our last lesson, we see God's provision in judgment.
It seems odd to find provision in the midst of judgment, but it is something clearly observable in Genesis chapter five. Though judgment was being executed (notice the several men who died), and though God's judgment to a fuller extent would be coming (see Genesis 7 and the global flood), God gave provision in the forms of Noah and his three sons (5:28-32).
We learn from the New Testament scripture that God saved humanity, He provided a way of escape and for the continuation of the human race through Noah (see 1 Peter 3:20 and 2 Peter 2:5).
In this example, in the Old Testament, we are reminded of the provision from the judgment in Jesus Christ
Judgment, particularly God's judgment, is a terrifying event. However, even in the midst of judgment, we see God's goodness. To God be the glory!