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The Faithfulness of God

Remember the faithfulness of your heavenly Father. Trust in Him to do what He has done before and will always continue to do.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Genesis 9:14, ” It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud. “

Background

Roy G. Biv. Do you know that name? He’s the one responsible for teaching me about the rainbow. Specifically, it was Roy who taught me to remember the colors of the rainbow. But as you may already know, Roy is not an actual person. The letters of his name form an acronym for the seven colors that make up the rainbow – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Even today, rainbows are fascinating to me. Whenever one appears in the sky, I am still drawn to look at it. Some of the tug comes from its beauty and my familiarity with Mr. Biv, but much of it is due to the sense of God speaking through that colorful arc. Thousands of years ago, He told Noah that He would never again destroy the earth and its creatures with a flood. And He said that He placed the rainbow in the clouds as a reminder of that covenant. But the interesting part is that God didn’t put the rainbow up there for you or me. He did it for Himself. He made the rainbow as a reminder for Himself. He said that when He saw the rainbow, He would remember His covenant between Himself and those on earth. So when I see a rainbow, it’s like I’m listening to God talk to His Son, reminding each other of their commitment. And so, the clouds bring with them a promise from God, and a reminder to Himself, that He will have mercy and grace on us.

Application

The cloud of the cross carried that same promise. It, too, was a conversation between God and His Son. And it, too, carried with it a promise of mercy and grace. When we see a cross, we think of the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf. And though God sees that, too, I think He also sees an extension of a promise He first made to Noah long ago. And like all of His covenants, it depends completely on Himself. He paid the price, and He gives the mercy and grace. So when your personal cloud descends and things are tough, remember what God has not forgotten, that He can and will deliver you through the storm.

Charge

As we seek Him today, remember the faithfulness of your heavenly Father. Trust in Him to do what He has done before and will always continue to do.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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