Do You Have an Evil Imagination?

“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Genesis 6:5, KJV

Ponder This

The word “imagination” is a very interesting word in this verse. John Phillips says the word “imagination” comes from a Hebrew root word which means “to make something or fashion something as a potter would fashion a vessel.” Don’t get the idea that in that day men were just having bad thoughts or that they were daydreaming. That’s not what the word “imagination” means. It means they had carefully crafted, wicked, ungodly philosophies. God had given them His Word, but rather than clinging to the Word of God they clung to these thoughts, these philosophies, and these theologies that they had fashioned. The days of Enoch were days of anarchy. They were days of apostasy. But they were primarily days of apathy.

  • How might people craft ungodly thoughts today?
  • How can we be careful that we craft godly thoughts instead?

Practice This

Write out an assessment of how you spend your time. Consider how the way you spend your time leads you to craft certain thoughts. What needs to change?