After the Flood, Noah built an altar and worshiped God. God accepted the worship and sacrifice and made a covenant with Noah. There are a few aspects of this covenant, but the focus is on one thing: Gen 9:12-16. God said He would never destroy the earth with a flood ever again. The confirmation of that promise is the rainbow. Each time we see a rainbow we are to be reminded of that promise.
The principle is two-fold: First, God truly never will destroy the earth by water. Secondly, God promised this 6000 years ago, and the promise has been kept and will be kept. When we make a promise it is usually broken at some point in some way, but when God makes a promise, it is never broken. Since we can trust this promise, we can also trust every other promise God makes!
Praise God for the rainbow, and the confirmation of His Promises!!!
- Assistant Pastor Rick Mitton