In 2 Peter 2:5-7, Peter explains what happened in the flood and why the waters came upon the earth. God did not send the flood, but rescued people from it. This explanation is identical to what Jesus said about the flood in Matthew 24. Since sin cannibalizes itself, the sin of the people at the time of the flood brought the waters of destruction upon themselves.
The flood is talked about in Job 22:15-18. In this text, we learn something surprising about why the flood came and God’s involvement in it. According to Eliphaz, God’s role in the flood was to give good things to the people who lived prior to the flood (Job 22:18a), but in response, all they wanted was for God to leave them alone. They told God to depart from them!
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