God Remembered Noah
Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 8:1-12. God remembered Noah, and all others, including the animals that were in the ark with him. God caused a wind to blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.
Both the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain ceased to fall from heaven. The waters reverted from the earth continuously: and at the end of 150 days the waters were halted.
The ark rested on the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month. The waters continued to diminish until the tenth month. By the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were visible.
At the end of forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark that he made and sent out a raven, which flew back and forth, until the waters were dried up on the earth.
He also sent out a dove from the ark, to see if the waters had decreased on the ground; but the dove found no place to rest the sole of her foot, so she returned to Noah and the ark. The water still covered the whole earth: so Noah reached out his hand, and took the dove, and pulled her back into the ark.
After another seven days Noah sent the dove out the window of the ark again. The dove returned to him in the evening; and, lo and behold, there was a freshly picked olive leaf in her mouth: by this Noah knew that the waters no longer covered the earth. Noah waited another seven days; and sent the dove out again; but she never returned to him again.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
Things to think about:
- When did the flood rains subside from the earth?
- What were some of the things Noah did to check to progress of the situation?
- What were some of the signs that the flood waters had receded?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we study this passage we see that the rains were stopped and the water receded from the earth. We see that Noah and his family were given signs of life again on the earth. Help us to trust you no matter what we’re going through that You will see us though. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
By Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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