So God started over, because He was deeply disappointed at the violence of men. In Chapter 6 of Genesis we see that humanity was always thinking of, and doing evil, so He was willing to try again – giving the earth a fresh start, with a small group of people. But they had to be different, they had to be people that knew and feared Him.
Noah was a man that loved God. I doubt if he went to church each week because places of worship had not been invented yet. And yet, we know that He loved God and followed the One who made us all.
We never hear much of the women, the wives of Noah’s sons. I wonder though if this could be where the different races of people came from. Perhaps one was black, another Asian and so on. One thing is for certain, and that is – we all come from the same roots, the same original people. That’s why people of faith should never have any racial prejudice. We are indeed wonderfully related.
And most people think the concept of food restrictions, the concept of “clean” and “unclean” came with Moses, and the “law”. Well no actually. God has always cared about what we eat.
Look at Chapter 7 of Genesis. God tells Noah what to bring into the Ark. Remember the two by two story? When it came to “clean” animals though, Noah was to take seven of each. Why? For food. So, seven goats, seven sheep etc. Other animals were two of each kind. We don’t eat vultures and cockroaches, do we?
And I love how God makes a promise to us as the waters receded from the mountains. He says He will not destroy all living creatures again:
“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”
Genesis 8: 22
Thank you, Lord God.
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