So, today's theme is “The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled” and “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” \n\n I see that it can't be reconciled with God's omniscience, omnipresence, and omnibenevolence but we agreed that the Bible can and should be taken metaphorically so I'd personally understand this as God is exposing us his emotions so that nothing human is alien to Him. homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto exactly hehe, it's not from Bible, it's from Terence comedy 🙄 no, really, what metaphorical meaning this story can give us? Should we follow this godly pattern and throw away impatiently something we did if it wasn't as perfect as we hoped? I thought Bible teaches us to be persistent and patient. and also, when God expelled Adam from the paradize he said “through painful toil you will eat food from it” thus hard work here is certainly seen as a punishment while you've been saying all the way that it should be a source of endless joy. How come?