Genesis 9:8-17

 
 

Spend time in prayer + silence with God asking him to meet you + speak to you.

Bible Reading

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth.

I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.

When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

(Genesis 9:8-17)

Devotion

The ordeal had ended.

Noah would never be the same again, and it was time to move forward.

God decided that Noah would move forward with a new promise. He clearly laid out a comforting truth for Noah. He also gave him, and us, a way to remember that promise.

God clarified with Noah what reasonable expectations he could have for the future.

Sometimes people need to hear reassuring words. Sometimes we don’t remember truth about God or what His promises to us are.

This can cause everything from worry to bitterness to fester in our minds and weigh down our hearts.

Take a few minutes to reflect on God’s promises that are an encouragement to you. You may even want to share one of them with a friend today.

The Big Question

God is always true to His word. He’s faithful.

How does remembering this affect your attitude, thoughts and plans for the future?

Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on what you’ve learned.