Devotion - September 26, 2020

Genesis 8:20-22

God’s Promise to Noah

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. 21And when the Lord smelt the pleasing odour, the Lord said in his heart, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, for the inclination of the human heart is evil from youth; nor will I ever again destroy every living creature as I have done. 22 As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.’

Reflection by Lynne Buell

Theologists claim that the purpose of the flood was to remove the corruption of mankind and start anew. Noah’s reaction when the flood was over by building an altar to give thanks to God rather than build shelter for his family, pleased God. And God makes a promise to Noah, which is verse 22 of this scripture.

It makes me wonder after enduring the past six months of 2020 if we need to pay close attention to the series of events that have taken place. Perhaps we are being warned about the future of our beloved Earth and all that dwells in it. So I ask, what are you doing to preserve and defend our freedoms and protect our natural resources from further deterioration?


I hear you Loving God, and I promise to do what I can to be very aware of how I treat others and take care not to spoil the small part of the plant that I occupy. Amen.

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