The Covenant with Noah

September 18, 2016

Summary

The concept of a covenant between God and God’s people is one of the central themes of the Bible. Throughout the Scriptures, God makes covenant promises to human beings: what’s more, God always keeps those promises! Over the next few weeks, we’ll study the five major covenants of Scripture – the covenants with Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus – then on Stewardship Sunday we’ll look at how we are asked to live out those covenants in the world today.

The covenant with Noah is not really anything new: God still desires peace and harmony with humanity and creation. The eternal purpose to save humankind from sin was made long before the covenant with Noah. What we find in this covenant is God’s purpose reaffirmed, the confirmation of that purpose in history, and the affirmation that God truly loves and cares for us and all creation. God, who is all-powerful and ever-faithful, cannot and will not be swayed from this divine purpose and goal.

Bible References

  • Genesis 9:8 - 17

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