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Summary: God covenanted with the earth regarding His response to sin. God maintains a covenant with the earth regarding His response to sin. What has God covenanted with the earth? How has God covenanted with the earth? 3 challenges/factors/features/observatio

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Attention:

A woman hired a contractor to repaint the interior of her house. The woman walked the man through the second floor of her home & told him what colors she wanted for each room.

As they walked through the first room, the woman said, "I think I would like this room in a cream color."

The contractor wrote on his clipboard, walked to the window, opened it & yelled out, "Green side up!" He then closed the window & continued following the woman to the next room. The woman looked confused, but proceeded with her tour. "In this room, I was thinking of an off blue."

Again, the contractor wrote this down, went to the window, opened it & yelled out, "Green side up!"

This baffled the woman, but she was hesitant to say anything. In the next room, the woman said she would like it painted in a light rose color.

And once more, the contractor opened the window & yelled, "Green side up!"

Struck with curiosity, the woman mustered up the nerve to ask, "Why do you keep yelling 'Green side up' out my window every time I tell you the color I would like the room?"

The contractor replied, "Because I have a crew of blondes laying sod across the street."

The Contractor had to honor His commitment/Covenant!

Likewise, God has made a Covenant with the Earth which He must honor.

GOD’s COVENANT With The EARTH—Genesis 9:8-17

Previously we had witnessed that mankind’s Fruitfulness is constrained thru relationship with...

1. GOD(:1)

2. CREATION(:2-3)

3. MAN(:4-7)

Now we are going to look at the same fruitfulness from a Covenant perspective.

COVENANT—A legally binding agreement of commitment between two or more parties.

M-W—1) “A usually formal, solemn, & binding agreement : A Compact.; 2a : A written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action.

Need:

God covenanted with the earth regarding His response to sin.

God maintains a covenant with the earth regarding His response to sin.

What has God covenanted with the earth?

How has God covenanted with the earth?

3 challenges/factors/features/observations establishing God’s covenant with the earth.

1—Covenant people acknowledge...

The PARTIES/Constituency Involved (:8-10, 12, 15, 17)

Explanation:(:8-10, 12, 15, 17)

:8 Then God spoke to Noah & to his sons with him, saying:

God had previously(:1-7)blessed Noah with fruitfulness under the constraints of his relationships with God(:1), Creation(:2-3), & Man(:4-7).

God now “speaks” “to Noah & to his sons.” His sons were “with him.” The wives are not mentioned here for implied reasons. It is possible that Husband-Wife role relationship is implied here.

This entire conversation/revelation/declaration(:) is directed at Noah & his sons, who act as mediators for the entire extended family & in a limited sense, representing all animals to man.

“Spoke”—rma aw-mar'—Qal Imperfect—1) to say, speak, utter—1a) (Qal) To say, to answer, to say in one's heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend. Strong—a primitive root; To say (used with great latitude).


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