Text: Genesis 9:1-29.
When God deals with humanity, He always does so by means of a covenant (for a definition, refer to the meditation at Genesis 6). In the covenant of Gen.9 (the “Noahic” covenant) God is promising that He will never again destroy the entire earth with a flood. God then gave a sign, a visible symbol of the covenant – a rainbow.
For those of us who are united to Jesus, we also are in covenant with God, the New Covenant (Jer.31:31; Luk.22:20), and the sign for the New Covenant is Baptism. The sign of Baptism points to the Christian being washed by the blood of Christ and renewed by the sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit.
We will never be destroyed by God’s judgment against sin. Christ already paid for our punishment.
Meditate on verses on verses 8-13. What is God teaching you in these verses?
My heavenly Father, thank You for not treating me the way my sins deserve. Your forgiveness is sincere and Your love for me is eternal.
Thank You for forgiving my sins. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.