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
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...
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.
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).