Remember :: #Write31Days #5mfw {Day 11} www.boldlytanya.com

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“Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds, and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life” (Gen 9:12-15 NLT)

//The Noahic covenant – God’s promise to Noah to never again flood the earth – fascinates me, first and most significantly, because it is unconditional. Meaning, there is nothing required of man in the covenant. God is the only one bound by it. He promised never to destroy the earth via flood waters again. Remember, God brought the flood out of wrath and judgment for man’s sinfulness, drowning all but a few in a righteous display of His might. Then, God promised never to do it again. Not out of sorrow or remorse, but out of mercy.

But the flood didn’t change man. We are as vile now as we were then. And despite the deluge, sin’s stain wasn’t washed away. The only thing capable of that is the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ. Just as God provided Noah an escape from the flood, He provided us an escape from sin. It is a different means to cleanse us once and for all, one that required the flow of His Son’s spotless blood rather than a torrent of murky rainwaters.

After making His promise to all His creation, God hung a rainbow in the sky, a sign of his covenant, but more significantly, a reminder of the wrath we deserve and the grace we receive instead. When we see it, we remember who He is and what He promised and we worship him for His faithfulness and forgiveness.//

I am participating in Write 31 Days and 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes. My free writes are between the slashes (//). Find more of my free writing for this series here.