Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth. (Gen. 9:11)
Do you remember the vows you made on your wedding day? Do you remember the contract you signed for your job? Do you remember the words of promise you made to a friend or family member? I remember the day that I got married, August 18, 2012, as a perfect day. I remember the feeling of pressure to get my vows right and how important they were to speak emphatically to my wife. These promises were the foundations for our marriage! A promise to have and to hold, for richer or poorer, and in sickness and health, as long as we both should live. A promise to love until death separates us. Just like marriage vows, a covenant is an intense bonding between two parties.
The covenant with Noah was the first time God had made a covenant with man. A covenant is a life-long oath between two people in agreement over what each other will do or will not do in the present and future. The only separation of a covenant occurred when one of the parties died. And so, with a covenant between man and God, God always holds up his end of the covenant. We, as people of God, may not be able to keep up our end of a covenant or always keep our promises, but God can and does.
Trust God and his promises.
Aaron Miller is a licensed minister at Bay City Wesleyan Church of the Great Lakes District of The Wesleyan Church. He loves spending time with family and meeting new people.
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