Friday, June 26, 2015
The Other Rainbow Connection
"12God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;
13I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.
14“It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,
15and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16“When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”"
Well. Quite a day, huh? I'm seeing lots of rainbow stuff everywhere, which sent me back to Genesis 9 where God, after destroying most of the world's population due to sin, made a covenant with us in His Creation to never again destroy the world with flood waters.
Those who ignore God and want nothing to do with Him are celebrating this as a day of victory.
Many who do live for God may feel upset by today's news.
Not I. For me, nothing has changed-this world always fails to meet my lowered expectations, sending them lower yet.
The old Gospel song comes to mind: "This world is not my home, I'm only passing through." Which is very true.
Here's another truth:
" 20The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
21so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Roman 5:20