Theme: Relief, hope, promise
What a ride in these early books of a Genesis! Let me try to unpack what I just read while it’s on my mind.
SWORD & SOAP
What do we learn about God?
God gave us a relationship with him, no strings attached!
The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. (Genesis 8:21 NIV)
What do we learn about people?
People that allow God into their life and put God first reap great reward!
Is there a command to obey?
Listen to God, give thanks and glorify God in every circumstance.
So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another. Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. (Genesis 8:18-20 NIV)
Is there a command to follow?
Honor and obey God.