As Pastor Nate Harlan continues his series on the first 11 chapters of Genesis, today we examine the Noahic Covenant in Genesis 9.
The world of our day in many ways resembles the world of Noah’s day, pre-flood: A world full of darkness, a world full of violence. Our expectation might be that God is going to destroy the world much like He did in Noah’s day. Instead, we find great hope in the Noahic Covenant. God’s plan is not the destroy the world. His plan is to redeem the world.
God’s purpose in judgment is not ultimately to destroy, but to redeem. The life of Noah is a foreshadowing of the Messiah; the purpose of the Old Testament is to point us toward Christ and to ground our faith in Him.
The flood: The greatest act of judgment God ever performed on the earth.
It is never a comfortable thing to be confronted with the wrath of God against sin. But we need to stare the wrath of God in the face for this reason: So that we will understand our need for the Lord Jesus Christ.
How can you know if you have faith that perseveres? Faithful Noah, leading the only believing family on the face of a violent planet, gives us an example to follow.
“Scripture tells us that God regretted making us, that He was grieved to the heart that He had made man because of our sin.”
What can this passage teach us about the nature of God and His response to sin?
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