“The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” (Gen 6:5
In describing God’s reaction to the corruption of the world it doesn’t say He was mad (although I’m sure He was), nor does it describe God’s clinical plans to start over… because they weren’t clinical.
Instead, it says that we made God sad. We broke His heart.
We aren’t Jehovah’s playthings or His tools, we are His children. He loves us and grieves over the loss of each wayward soul. You can, and do, affect His mood. You can’t change His character, but you can stir His heart.
“Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.” (Gen 6:8)
Noah brought Him joy and the rest brought Him sorrow.
God, the heart-knower, has invested His heart in us.
#Biblebites Matt. 4:4