Genesis 8-9:1-17

The Flood Subsides

1 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had abated, and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth. Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground. But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her and brought her into the ark with him. 10 He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark. 11 And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. 12 Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him anymore.

13 In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry. 14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth had dried out. 15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Go out from the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. 17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—that they may swarm on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” 18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him. 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by families from the ark.

God’s Covenant with Noah

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. 22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Chapter 9

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man.

“Whoever sheds the blood of man,
    by man shall his blood be shed,
for God made man in his own image.

And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


14 thoughts on “Essential 100-Day 4

  1. Father, forgive me we have sin and like Noah waiting on you is difficult, but not impossible. My desire is to walk with you and to accomplish my mission here on earth. Thank you for your covenant between You and man. We bless your name on earth.

  2. Father,

    Help my unbelief. In your word it is stated that you, O Creator of all, created the heavens and the earth. You directed all of creation.

    You directed Noah to build a boat – in the high desert. You, Our Provider, provided all the supplies and the animals and birds. You did this.

    And you brought judgement to all. You provided a way to escape death with the ark. And you have provided salvation for all – through your son, Jesus Christ.

    May your people be willing servants, believing your Word, sharing the good news, all working to help save one more for Jesus, your precious son.

    Release your Holy Spirit to go over the face of the earth seeking to enter lost souls.

    Father, let us work together throughout this day.

    Amen

    1. Father God I love Your first Words of this story. But God remembered Noah. Oh Lord remember and take action. We need Your action so. Glory to You Lord God in the highest and bring Your peace on earth. In Jesus Name Amen.

  3. When I see your creation in the sky, may I always remember your promise to me. See us again Father and come quickly Lord Jesus!

  4. Noah waited……..He and his family entered the ark and waited 7 days for the rain to come, Noah sent out the dove and waited 7 days for the olive leaf to return in its beak….then on the 7th month, on the 17th day the ark was put to rest…..

    Seven mentioned throughout the bible is completeness, whole, flawlessness, perfectness, all inclusive, faultless, absoluteness, entirety, God is perfect!

    Lord,
    Allow us to have patients in all Your perfection, removing doubt and fear in this wretched world we live in. Allow us all to be true followers of Christ just as Noah. Just as the ark of the convent in the Tabernacle allowed a place for atonement, so did Noah’s Ark that landed and was saved by waters, just as the waters parted the Red Sea and the Jordan River, you allow a the path to our Savior!

    Thanks be to the true Lamb of God, who is, who was, and is to come!

    Praise God, thru Jesus Christ, by the Holy Spirit!

    So it will be,

    Amen

    Now

  5. Thank You Lord for this reminder of faithfulness and patience. As well as homage to You our Creator and Redeemer. Forgive us Lord,especially with all that is going on in our world. Be our guiding light. Help us to be Thankful for All creatures, and beauty around us. Help us to have patience and love with one another despite our differences. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

  6. Gen. 9:11″ I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” Thank you Lord!

  7. As a child I was in amazement to see a rainbow. The beautiful colors that matched my paints that I so carefully chose to paint a perfect picture. Going to Sunday school and learning that the rainbow was God’s reminder never to destroy his creation again by water, this was not only a reminder to mankind but a reminder to God himself as he established his covenant between he and creation.
    Lord God, I know by your Word you are a promise keeper, thank you for your beautiful reminder that still brings amazement, your rainbow…Amen

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