From the fall in (Gen. 3), the story of the Bible takes a downward turn. From the first murder where Cain kills his brother Abel (Gen. 4), to God being deeply troubled at the wickedness of people (Gen. 6:5-7), the story of the Bible shows creation spiraling back into chaos. One man, Noah, was looked on by God with grace (Gen. 6:8).
Sin filled the whole earth as the order of creation returned to chaos. God washed corruption and violence from the earth through the flood. In doing so, He made a covenant with Noah. Through God’s promises, all life will never again be wiped from the ground through a flood (see Gen. 6:11-18; 9:8-16). From the chaotic waters of the flood, God brings forward restoration and renewal.