Genesis Chapter 9 A Covenant Relationship with God

Understanding a covenant relationship with God is critical to our walk with Him. A covenant relationship with God is an agreement that will not be broken. When we understand that He is unchanging, unwavering, longsuffering, and patient enough to give us multiple opportunities to seek his will, then we will understand the face of faith. Genesis chapter 9 opens with a comforting reoccurring theme from our Heavenly Father. Verses 1 & 2 state, "Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall on the beast of the earth and all birds in the sky. On every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands." The two proceeding verses reflect the sentiments in Genesis chapter 1 verse 26, which states. "Then God said, let us make mankind in our image in our likeness. So that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky. Over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Stated, God has given humanity dominion over all animals and plant life on earth, and He has entrusted us with free will.

Once God reiterated, His word from Genesis chapter 1, he added meat to the menu, with one specific disclaimer do not eat the blood of any animal. See verse 4. As we move on, to witness another comforting trait of our Father in verses 12-15, "And God said, this is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come. I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth, and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between you and me and all living creatures of every kind; never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life." Let me encourage you to read Genesis chapter 9, and when you read, remember Number 23:19 "God is not human, that should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? God is the great I am Exodus 3:14, His will for us is clear and simple see 1 Thessalonians 4.

Remember God Loves you, and So do I.

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