The Rainbow Sign

Genesis 9:13  

I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.

Yesterday, we covered the Noachian Covenant. This was God’s covenant with Noah (on behalf of all of mankind) and all the creatures of the earth to never destroy humanity and animal life on the earth again (verse 12). Here we read of the specific sign God gave to confirm this covenant: the rainbow.

The phenomena of a rainbow—which is the refraction of light in a moist atmosphere, usually following rainfall—is something that typically gets people’s attention when it occurs. Few consider what the rainbow pictures. Every time we see a rainbow in the sky, we should remember this covenant that God made with all humanity and the confidence we can have that God will never again send a flood to destroy all of mankind. Of course, God can give people life once again, and His ultimate purpose is to give faithful humans eternal life in His family (Luke 9:56; Hebrews 2:10).

To learn more about God’s ultimate purpose for humanity, read our article “Children of God.”

Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Unless the LORD Builds the House.”

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