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Genesis 8:20-9:17 “God’s Covenant with Creation”

“When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.”

Genesis 9:16 (NLT)

Hope is built on promises. When a couple says their vows on their wedding day, they are making a covenant to love each other and stay together no matter what life brings. This gives each person hope that their love and marriage will continue for a lifetime. Without hope, we cannot survive. People don’t always keep their commitments, but it is impossible for God to lie or fail to keep even one of His promises.

After the Flood, God determined that He would never again destroy all creatures of the earth through the flood waters. Even though the imagination of human hearts is evil from childhood, God promises to continue the seasons, days, and nights until He creates a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1). The rainbow is the sign of God’s covenant with every living creature on earth. Whenever He sees it in the sky, He remembers His promise.

What is your favorite promise from God? (Please comment below.) I remember that my grandmother had a plastic loaf of bread on her kitchen table filled with little cards of God’s promises. It was called Our Daily Bread Promise Box. I enjoyed picking a card and reading one of God’s many promises. It is good for us to know God’s promises, for they bring us hope. The next time you look up into the sky and see a rainbow, then call to mind your favorite promise from God and give Him thanks. Let the rainbow lead you into worship, hope and joy!

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2 responses to “Genesis 8:20-9:17 “God’s Covenant with Creation””

  1. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
    ‭‭I John‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ‭

    1. I love that promise, Gina! 😁

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