Genesis 9:12-17 speaks of the token of the covenant of God with man and all living creatures, to never again destroy them by flood. But what is interesting to note, is that these verses of God, establishes two vital points, apropos the length of God’s covenant with his creation (you and me, included). First, the Bible states that this covenant is for perpetual generations (Genesis 9:12) and secondly this covenant is an everlasting covenant (Genesis 9:16). This was reaffirmed through his prophet Jeremiah where God says that “I have loved you with an everlasting love, and with my lovingkindness, have I drawn you.” (Jeremiah 31:3).
Points to ponder:
The length of God’s covenant with his creatures, including you and me, is everlasting, spanning to not just our forefathers, but us and all subsequent generations. Such is the extent of the love of God – it is perpetual and everlasting – in other words, to God’s love, there is no end. He has loved us with an everlasting love and with his lovingkindness he has drawn us. Have you drawn closer to God?
Genesis 9:12-17 (KJV)
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.