The Book of Genesis Chapter One

Genesis 1:1 -- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 8 Commentary of the Bible

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The Pleasing Aroma  ( Genesis 8:1-22 )  Daily Devotion

The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: Never again will I curse the ground because of man... (Genesis 8:21a)

What is striking is that the first thing Noah does when he leaves the ark is give thanks to God. Wouldn't you think he would at least have stopped to build a fire and cook a meal? No, this man knows how to put first things first. The first thing he does is to give thanks to God. What a scene, as Noah's family knelt down in the mud and gave thanks!

The New Beginning  ( Genesis 8:1-22 )  Sunday Message

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Today we emerge with Noah from the ark into a new world and a new beginning. We have already seen in these series that though these stories in the Old Testament are actual history -- that is, they are not myth but actual historic occurrences -- they are also prototypes of the spiritual history each of us can experience. In other words, we reproduce these stories in the course of our spiritual pilgrimage. Since this is so, then every detail of these stories is highly significant to us. Learn to read the Old Testament in this way.

Who Needs Government?  ( Genesis 8:21-9:17 )  Sunday Message

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The ninth chapter of Genesis records one of the major covenants of the Bible, a covenant God made with Noah immediately following the Flood, but, beyond Noah, with all humanity. This covenant is the basis for all human government today. Therefore, it is very necessary that we clearly understand what are the provisions of God's ordering of human life and of human government as revealed in this passage. The provisions of the covenant God made with Noah are intended to govern life in the world following the Flood.