The Essential 100 Day 4: Gen. 8 and 9:1-17

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6 “Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
has God made mankind. Genesis 9:6

This verse stood out from the most.  I know you probably thought I was going to talk about the rainbow, but this was more interesting.  I think the reason God destroyed the earth the first time was because humans were running around killing each other.  I’m sure there were other things going on, but killing was probably at the top of the list.  We were made in God’s image, when we kill, we are destroying God’s creation.  God has carefully put us together to be what we are today.  As Psalm 139 says we were wonderfully made.  No one on this earth is a mistake and God has a purpose for you.  When we destroy God’s creation we also destroy God’s plans for that creation.  Out of all the people on the earth there was only one righteous man and that was Noah.   Just as it took one righteous man to save mankind, it took another righteous man to save mankind for ever.  It took a  righteous God/man to die on a cross to save us from the perfection God wants from us.  God is not just a loving God, but a just God as well.  Thankfully God had this plan in loving us so much that He put forth this plan.

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