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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Genesis 9 features the covenant that God made with Noah and his descendants until the end of time. Note carefully that this Covenant is all about what God would do not what Noah promised to do. It is about the unchangeable promise of God not the feeble promises of man. It has everything to do with God’s word not man’s. The covenant is based on God’s grace and mercy not man’s initiative. The rainbow is the sign of the everlasting covenant that God would never destroy this world with a flood again.

 

But there is something deeper here. In the Bible, the rainbow is associated with God’s throne room. (See Ezekiel 1:28, Revelation 4:3, and 10:1) It may well represent God’s justice and mercy, His grace and power, His compassion and strength. It is a promise of His protection and deliverance. The rainbow is a reflection of God’s character and a sign of His divine presence. The next time you see a rainbow remember the God who sits on the throne of the universe and directs not only of the destiny of this world but guides your life too. 

 

- Mark Finley