In regards to the “sons of God”, Genesis 6, says 1“and it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 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. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” (Genesis 6:1-6) What we see is something that really grieved God, based on what these “sons of God” did with the woman in their fornication. However, to know who these men of God were, we must use more references of the “sons of God” and how they are referenced in these passages. And after searching the whole Old Testament of this phrase, we get three references in Job 1, 2, and 38. As for this study we are not counting the New Testament, since nobody was classified as the a son or daughter or God until they receive Jesus as Lord of their life. As Jesus said, 5“but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12) So with that said, let’s focus on who these “sons of God were in the Old Testament times.
In Job 1, it reads, 2“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” (Job 1:6-8) And in Job 2, I reads, 3“again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord. And the Lord said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.” (Job 2:1-3) And lastly in Job 38, it reads, 4“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” (Job 38:1-7)
So now we have the evidence we need of who God referred to as the “sons of God” in the Old Testament times. As Job is indicating, we have the “sons of God” coming before the Lord God’s throne in heaven. This is when Satan still had access to come as well. While God allowed Satan to hurt Job, seeing that he would not deny Him, being a perfect and upright man. Then, we see that these “sons of God” shouted for joy when the earth was created. Wow, isn’t this so interesting? They shouted as the morning stars sang together. My friends, I hope you are now seeing the correlation between the “sons of God” and angels. What you have just read speaks of the angels who were always called “the sons of God”, for they always revered the Son of Man, even before He came to earth. So what does this answer in relation to Genesis 6? It does this… We can now easily substitute the word angels for “sons of God” in the verses I’ve already mentioned. So we learn that there were a group of angels or “sons of God” who saw the daughters of men on earth, who then took them to wives. In those days and after came forth the giants, who were the offspring of these fallen angels and women on earth. These giants were mighty men of renown. Now the verses in Jude all make sense. It reads, “and the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude 1:6,7) I hope you are blessed by this message and that you learned something new from God’s Word.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will read the Bible with an open heart. That they will look past everything they have ever learned from their pastors and teachers and even themselves while in Bible study before. That they will allow the Holy Spirit to move inside of them, that they may receive knowledge from on high. These people do not know that what they may have learned things that are false over time, so it is important for them to be continually teachable, especially from You, God. Surely, the day that we stop wanting to learn more is when we will fall into the lies and deceits of evil and naïve men. These false teachers are everywhere, and it is just because people do not read the entire portion of the Bible. Certainly only parts of the Bible are spoken of and covered in many churches and even in people’s own readings. This is sad since everything that is spoken in scripture is still useful for our learning today. Lord, I love the fact that we can now search the Bible and find exactly what we are looking for right away in Your Word. Technology is very helpful in this way. It is very useful indeed, especially when harder verses appear and we need some clarification on them. It is awesome that later verses and chapters do declare the meaning of what we just read. Even the verses and chapters before what is ready help us to understand the context. Lord, I just wish that people would desire to take into account the whole portion of the Bible as a learning tool for today. I have done this and my mind has been invigorated because of all the mysteries You have unfolded upon me. I am a new man just because You have given me wisdom. Thank You God. I love what is written in scripture. It is what leads me and guides me in this darkened world. And if anyone needs guidance I do. I don’t need people swaying me to believe a certain way, but You leading me in what is right and what is wrong according to Your Word. Thank You for directing my path. Continue to lead me all my days and away from temptation. I love You Lord. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.