God Will Never Destroy The Earth Again With Water

I remember a summer day that began bright and sunny, but muggy and uncomfortable. The weatherman predicted storms, but when one looked outside, it was hard to believe it would happen. By 3 in the afternoon things had changed drastically. The air was so humid you felt you would dr … More


God made an everlasting  covenant with Noah and his three sons and every living  creature upon the earth, that he would never again destroy every living creature with the waters of a universal globe-encircling flood (vv. 8-11). Then He gave a  token for special meaning  when He made this covenant by giving a rainbow, or rare beauty (vv. 12-17). The Hebrew word for rainbow is also the word for a battle bow or we could say a weapon. The bow is now hung in a place by the clouds and  suggests that the battle of rainstorm is over and the rainbow speaks of peace. It is the product of storm and sunshine. Just about every­one rejoices in seeing a  rainbow in the sky and we should delight each time we see this display of God’s faithfulness to us.

Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, left the ark and the Bible says of these sons, “Of them was the whole earth over­spread” (vv, 18-19). Here we see that everyone on this earth came from Noah’s family and went throughout the whole earth. Jesus says to us “Go  ye into all the world  and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). So we see that Noah’s family  went throughout the whole earth and we’re to go throughout the earth with the gospel.


Isn’t it much easier to stay in our own little area than to go to the ends of the earth with the gospel? What are we doing to get the gospel to the ends of the earth? Are we going? Are we giving to others that are going and are we praying for those who are going?

Genesis 9:8-19 (English Standard Version)

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