Not long after God created the world and everything in it, the Bible tells us that the world was full of evil (Gen 6:5). The text even says, “God was sorry that He had made man on earth.” This text reveals to us that God has emotions. When we hurt, He hurts. Not long after the statement was made, God made a promise to Noah. The promise: to destroy the earth and its inhabitants. And He did just that! Along the way, God made a promise to Noah. If he would build and ark, he and his family would be saved. As we know the story, God fulfilled His promise and He destroyed the earth and all its people. He also fulfilled His promise to Noah, and Noah and his family were spared. The final promise God made to Noah and his sons is recorded in Genesis 9:12-15.
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.”
We still see rainbows today as a sign and remembrance that God Will Always Keep His Promises. God has made us many promises, and we can trust in those promises, even when things get tough. Here are just a few:
- “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
- “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18).
- “Nothing will separate us from the love of Christ.” (Romans 8:35).
- “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28).
- “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes: there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.” (Revelation 21:4).
- “He who believes in Me, though he may die, shall live.” (John 11:25).
- “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9-10).
I’m thankful today that God Always Keeps His Promises!
“When we don’t understand the plan, we must trust the planner”- Pastor Mick
Billy Redd, Children and Family Pastor