Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 9:8-19. God told Noah and his sons that He was making a covenant with them and with every living creature that the earth would never be destroyed by a flood again.
God created a rainbow for Noah, his sons, and the rest of the world as a reminder of His covenant not to ever abolish the earth by flood again. So, every time you see a rainbow in the sky you can be reminded of the story of Noah and God’s promise to him.
Not only is the rainbow a reminder for us, but God said it was a reminder for Him of the covenant He made with Noah and all living creatures.
A covenant is a promise made between two parties. An example of a covenant is the wedding vows that two people share and exchange rings as a sign of that promise. If we make a promise to someone, we should keep it, but there may be instances when we don’t keep our promises.
A covenant between God and man is a divine ordinance with signs or pledges. God gave the rainbow as a sign of His covenant with Noah. When God makes a covenant with us, we can count on Him keeping His promise.
The earth was replenished by Noah’s three sons who were spared in the Ark with Noah. Noah’s sons were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan. How can several men replenish the whole earth?
Daily Bible Reading:
8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
Things to think about:
- What was God’s covenant with Noah?
- What did God give as a sign to remind us of His covenant with Noah?
- What were Noah’s three sons’ names?
- What was the role of Noah’s sons after the flood?
- Who was the father of Canaan?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we study this Scripture and are reminded of the covenant You made with Noah and all living creatures we are grateful. Every time we see a rainbow we are reminded of Your covenant. Thanks for the beautiful reminder of Your love for us. Help us to show our love and appreciation to You for all You do for us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Christian Video: I normally share music videos, but I found this animated video that explains the idea of covenants very simply.
Book Launch – New Release only 99 cents thru Sunday 6/19/2016
Click on the link below to get your copy now!
by Deborah H. Bateman
About the Book:
The Book of 1 Samuel: Prophets, Priests, and Kings by Deborah H. Bateman is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of 1 Samuel. This is the 31st book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of 1 Samuel is found in the Old Testament of the Bible.
The Book of 1 Samuel not only discusses the life and call on Samuel as prophet, but also includes events that happened during his lifetime. The people of Israel insisted on having a king and even though Samuel tried to warn them of the dangers of appointing a king, they insisted. So God chose Saul to be their king. A good portion of the book includes the events during the reign of King Saul including the ongoing rivalry between King Saul and David.
The Book of 1 Samuel: Prophets, Priests, and Kings contains 71 Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson consists of a commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scripture, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer to go along with the lesson. This Bible study is great as a personal daily devotional or a group Bible study.
For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may we suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study this book.
Get your copy now!
Have a blessed day,
PS. Thank you for coming to DeborahHBateman.com to study the Bible with us. Please come back again tomorrow and invite your friends and family to join us for Bible Study.
If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to Deborah H. Bateman to receive the Daily Bible Reading Lessons in your inbox.
For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may I suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study the Bible along with us.