"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Women of the Bible - Mrs Noah

Last weekend we had a flower festival in our church. The theme was "Women of the Bible." That gave plenty of scope for the fertile imagination and sense of humour of our many talented flower arrangers. (I certainly cannot be counted as one of them - my skill with cut flowers is limited to finding a vase and putting them all in together and hoping they look OK!)

Here we have "Mrs Noah after the flood."

"And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark...

And God spake unto Noah, saying, "Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee... "

And God spoke unto Noah, saying, "And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature, that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth...I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a token of a covenant between me and the earth."

The Holy Bible Old Testament: Genesis VII vv. 12-13, VIII vv. 15-16, IX vv. 8-13.

This incidentally is the first of five covenants God makes to mankind in the Old Testament. Here is an unconditional promise from God to all life on the earth that He will not destroy the earth by water ever again.

What are the other 4 covenants? I shall write about those another day.

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