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Genesis Chapter 9, vs. 7-17 with Betty

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 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

12 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:

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 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.

16 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.

17 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.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

 God also established a covenant with Noah and all his descendants and all the other living creatures that were in the ark. He promised that He would never again send a flood to destroy all of the earth.

This is a blessing indeed, for by God’s own word, we know that though floods may come locally, God will never again flood all of earth. There will always be somewhere to go to escape the rising waters.

Perhaps it may sound a little like folklore to you when God says, “I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” However, we as men have no idea how the whole cycle of rain and sun and clouds began. We know that when a cloud is present and the sun shines, we see the light refracted to create a rainbow. We do not know how God set this whole cycle in motion.

The rainbow, as well as the covenant, is part of God’s legacy to mankind. He has given us a domain that seems to act on its own in its continued workings. And God has given us dominion over it.

However, we should not forget that the entire functioning of the stars in the universe and all of the cycles of earth are held in the hands of God. He created it all and I believe that he still sees the rainbow and still remembers his promise to mankind.

 Betty Killebrew

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