Many years ago, God made a covenant with man and all the earth. God declared that He would never, again, destroy the world by water.
Genesis 9:12-17 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
Many times, as a late-afternoon summer storm passes, you can look to the sky and see the evidence of God’s covenant. You can see a rainbow in the sky. The rainbow is a beautiful sight to behold. Just after dark and drear of the storm passes, as the rain ceases, God paints a beautiful, colorful reminder in the sky that rain nor flood will ever again utterly destroy the earth. The rainbow should remind us of a time when sin ruled the earth. A time when the minds of men were on evil continually. The Word of God does not document what those sins were, and it really doesn’t matter what those sins were. Personally, I believe they were sins against their very flesh – they were seeking pleasure continually. Continue reading →