Day 9 – Genesis 9

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V. 1-17 God makes a new agreement (called a covenant) with men. It starts in the 20th verse of chapter 8, and runs to end of verse 17 in this chapter.
V. 4 A very important subject. For the first time God gives permission to people to eat the flesh of animals. Note this statement... the life of the flesh is in the blood. (see Lev. 17:10-1410And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. 11For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. 12Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. 13And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. 14For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off. (Leviticus 17:10‑14)). They were NOT to eat the blood. The body is made up of flesh and blood... the natural life. But we need a new life, a spiritual life. When Jesus died, His blood was poured out shed. When He rose from the dead, He was different. He was without blood. Luke 24:3939Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. (Luke 24:39); 1 Cor. 15:43-5043It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. (1 Corinthians 15:43‑50) and 11 Corinthians 5:17. If you read carefully Rom. 6:22God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? (Romans 6:2) to 12 you will learn our (believers') part in all this. We believers are now in a new spiritual life. It is His life; it is eternal life. V. 11-12 Every time you see the rainbow, you can remember that God put it there as His token (reminder), that there never again will be a flood to destroy the earth. But you can also be reminded that the next judgment is worse...God is going to burn up the earth, 2 Peter 3:10, 12, 6-710But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10)
12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? (2 Peter 3:12)
6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (2 Peter 3:6‑7)
V. 19-29 The people did not improve. Noah now falls into sin. The human race starts down the road to worldwide corruption once again.