And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,…
This was due to -
I. THE LONG LIVES OF THE ANTEDILUVIANS. Long life, if helpful to the good, is much more injurious to the wicked. Giants in health and life are often giants in wickedness.
II. THE UNHOLY ALLIANCES OF THE SETHITES AND CAINITES. Nothing so demoralizing as marriage with an evil woman. Its bad effects are commonly transmitted to, and intensified in, posterity.
III. THE DEPRAVITY INDUCED BY THE FALL, which was universal in its extent, and gradually deepening in its intensity. Lessons: -
1. The inherent evil of our natures.
2. The curse clinging to ungodliness.
3. The true function of worldly sorrows and of frequent and early death. - W.R.
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