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.
God had remembered Noah, brought him and his family through the flood of judgment. Noah's response was to offer God sacrifices of blood to thank Him and atone for sin (Hebrews 9:22). Noah sought to please God and succeeded.
Today we are to offer God sacrifices of praise, doing good and sharing what we have in response to God pardoning us from judgment by Christ's death on the cross. These sacrifices are pleasing to the Lord.
God gave Noah some promises. He would not curse the ground again or strike down every living creature as He did with the flood. The Lord promised that while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.
We have seen the Lord keep His promises over the last 4500 years since the flood. God has given us many promises since Jesus came, died on the cross, rose from the dead and ascended back to His throne to rule over all - the promise of eternal and abundant life, the promise of the Holy Spirit, the promise of provision as we seek Him, the promise of peace and many more.
2 Corinthians 1:20 tells us that all the promises of God are ours in Christ. I was young and now am old and have never seen a promise of God broken. He has fulfilled and will continue to fulfill every promise He has made.
What are we to do with what the scripture has taught us?
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