When discussing being in favor with God and being out of favor with God, it is paramount to keep in mind that everything is temporary. Being in favor with God doesn't mean one will be in favor with God forever. For example, in Genesis, humans were created in God's own image, and they had his favor from the start. Adam was granted access to the entire Garden of Eden, and he could have any fruit he wanted, so long as he refrained from the fruit of one specific tree. When Adam needed a partner, God sent him Eve. Even when man broke God's only rule and ate the forbidden fruit, God punished man, but they were still his creation. However, nine generations (1,556 years) later, God's favor fades as his creation began to become corrupt. When some of the Angels in heaven rebelled against God, they were cast down into hell. These beings are referred to as fallen angels. These fallen angels realized that human women were beautiful, and started to bear children with them. As a result, beings the Bible refers to as "Nephilim" came into existence. (Genesis 6:4) This race of half-humans was one reason God felt that the earth needed to be flooded and cleaned. The other reason was due to the fact that "God saw [that] all the people on earth had corrupted their ways." (Genesis 6:12) In David Clines' "Theology of the flood narrative," he writes that the sins of the earthincludeinjustice, incest, disobedience to divine commands at creation, quarrelling and war." (Clines 3) God (understandably so) had become so upset with his own creation, a creation that was inspired by his own image, that he planned to wipe the earth and start fresh. Eventually, God chose Noah, and Noah and his family benefited by being able to stay living so long as they fulfilled their covenant of building an ark to house two of every animal during the flood. In these two instances of falling out of favor with God, both were triggered by promises with God being broken and gifts from God being disrespected. Typically, when a people falls out of favor with God, these are the reason(s) why.