The promise God gave to Noah in the rainbow is one of the most well known in the Bible. It is told to children with the story of Noah and the Ark and is one of the earliest promises we are taught. Do you take this promise seriously? Take a new look at what God promises in His rainbows and see if you can receive new insight from His Word today.
Blessings as you meditate on God’s Word. Linda
Genesis 9:11-13, 16
“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 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.” (ESV)
Promise: God promises to never again destroy the creatures of the earth by flood, and the rainbow will be our sign of His remembrances.
Don’t you love to see rainbows in the sky? Usually they occur after or during a storm and remind us of God’s faithfulness to his creation. Storms will come, but God promises that whatever storm comes it will not destroy us. I think you can take this literally with storms of nature but it also applies to emotional storms that invade our lives. God’s rainbow gives us hope that he is eternally present and His Word is everlasting. We can depend upon him no matter what the storm may be because He is sovereign and greater than anything we can face. Like Noah, we can have faith in God as He keeps His promises.
Lessons and Truths:
1. God’s covenant is eternal and will stand no matter what I do.
2. I don’t need to fear destruction of the earth by flood as God keeps His promises.
3. God wants me to be assured of His faithfulness and gave me a reminder sign in the rainbow.
4. God’s word is eternal and everlasting, and He will not change his mind in the future.
Prayer: Lord, help me to trust in your word and truly believe that you keep your promises. When you say something, it has eternal value as you do not change your mind. Thank you for being faithful to me even when I am not faithful to you. Hold me in the palm of your hand and show me ways to strengthen my faith and trust more fully in you. Amen.
What is my response to God’s promise?
How have I experienced God’s faithfulness in my life?
Where am I experiencing fear that God may change his mind? (Example: Do I fear losing my salvation, grieving the Holy Spirit, not getting answers to prayer, doubting God’s plan for my life, etc.?)
Promise Confirmation: Job 42:2, Psalm 86:15, Hebrews 6: 17-18 and 10:23, James 1:17, 2Peter 3:8-9.