The waters receded and the ark emptied. Those that survived the flood were now released to start again. Noah made a sacrifice that pleased with the Lord. God knew things were not fixed—But, he was unwilling to destroy man or the earth, again. It must have been a daunting experience, for Noah to start again, but, start again he did.
In our lives it is difficult to face trials—but, often, it is also difficult to start again. When we realize that God wants us to never quit, but, He expects us to move forward and trust him to follow his lead. The aroma of our heart should be a sweet one as we follow. Help me, Lord to follow and start fresh as you lead.
God Bless You
15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
22 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”