After months of confinement, the earth finally dried. God encouraged Noah to release the animals back into the world and to God and do likewise. As God looked at the family of Noah and then at the animals as they left the ark, He made two important decisions.
First, God decided that he would never wipe out all the living creatures again because of the acts of men. God knew that men were inclined to evil from birth. They would always have that predisposition and the rest of the earth and animals on the earth should not suffer as a result.
Second, God made a covenant with Noah and Noah’s family not to destroy the world by a flood. As a result, God sent a rainbow as a reminder to men after every rainfall.
God then set about the business of building his plan to save men from their evil hearts. through the lineage of Shem, Noah’s son, God would establish a way for salvation to come to men and they would have the freedom to choose to follow God or to reject salvation and turn to their inclination of evil.
The important message from the Lord then and now is that God demonstrated His love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8. God spelled it out, men were never destined to get better. Instead, God had to redeem and restore men to a place of fellowship with Him. Thank You, Lord that that place was on a cross at Calvary.
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[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.”