Sunday, January 17, 2010

Genesis 6:18-22 The First Covenant

But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

What is not easily seen here is the fact that Noach, Noah, does all that G-d says to do without knowing the specifics of the covenant. Again.....what faith. How many of us would do that just on G-d Word? In a way, we do that as believers in the Messiah. We are relying on life everlasting based on G-ds Word, which is Yeshua.

Notice that these scriptures say, "two of sort thou shalt bring into the ark." Traditionists appear to only have read this verse in preparation for teaching thier children. As we will find out, there were more than two of every sort, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Finally, this is the first covenant in the bible. So what's so important. In these verses, it's not told to us. However, we are told that salvation from the deadly flood can be found by taking refuge in the ark. I'll give you a hint. As we go through the account of Noach, Noah, think about the aspect of the ark and how it resembles G-d future salvation for mankind.

1 comment:

  1. Being random...

    (Speaking of trusting God's leading)
    I remember someone saying that the one thing God did not give the ark was a rudder.

    We need total faith in God as to where we are going as they did :)