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Like most parents, God hated punishing his creations.  The flood was very necessary but also very heart rending for God.  When it was done, the earth again dry, God released Noah and his family, back on to it for a new start. That being said, God made a decision that would be the first Covenant with men–No more world ending floods.  God came to the realization that men were born evil and would be evil from childhood. Killing everything would not change that.

As hopeless as that realization is, Equally promising is the gift of salvation that comes from knowing Christ Jesus as Lord.  See, God realized, we were not fixable–but we were restorable! He sent Jesus to save us and restore us to fellowship with him.  He did not need to keep destroying us, he needed to restore the relationship between us!

In Christ we are once again one with God. He accepts us as we are and restores us to what we were created to be.  What a gift, What a covenant.  Thanks, Lord for restoring the bond between us and You!

God Bless You

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[a] 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