Noah Offered Sacrifices
Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 8:13-22. In the first month of the year, on the first day of the month, in the 601st year the waters were dried up on the earth. Noah removed the covering from the ark, and looked out, and the ground was dry.
In the second month, on the 27th day of the month, God spoke to Noah, saying, “Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.”
God told Noah to bring with him every living thing that was in the ark with him, including his family, the fowl, cattle, and all the creeping things. Noah did as the LORD requested and took his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives with him. They also took all the beasts, every fowl, and all the creeping things that creep on the earth, after their kinds and they all left the ark.
One of the first things Noah did was build an altar and offered burnt sacrifices to the LORD. He took from every clean beast and from every clean fowl and offered them on the altar. Noah knew what the requirements were for the sacrifices and he picked the best he had to offer for the sacrifices. The LORD was pleased with Noah’s offering.
The LORD smelled a sweet savor; and the LORD said in his heart, “I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.”
God made a promise that as long as the earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.
The ark was a refuge for Noah, his family, and the animals during the storm. Now that the flood was over and the earth was dry again, they were allowed to leave the ark.
Noah and his family may have been excited to leave the ark, but they also had no idea what the future held or what they were going to face when they stepped off the ark. God encouraged them to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.
Daily Bible Reading:
13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him:
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Things to think about:
- How do you think Noah and his family felt about leaving the ark?
- What was God’s response to the flood?
- What did God encourage Noah, his family, and the animals to do?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we study these Scriptures we see that Noah and his family were kept safe from the storm until the flood waters were gone and the earth was dry again. Thank You for the promise that You made that this would never happen again. Help us to have the kind of faith that Noah had in You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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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.
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