50. The Covenant
After the flood, God makes a Covenant with Noah and his family. God guarantees that he will always be present:
See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tames and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark. Genesis, chapter 9, verses 9 to 10
God’s Covenant is eternal. God never breaks it. We can conclude that his Covenant with humanity was already defined, already established from the creation of the world, even before he formed the universe.
God reassures the people:
“I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis, chapter 9, verse 13
God’s Covenant is the Love he offers us without limit, all the time and in which he wants to keep us. God reminds Abraham of it:
“I will maintain my covenant with you and your descendants after you throughout the ages as an everlasting pact, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.” Genesis, chapter 17, verse 7
God is always in relation with the people, if the people want him. Him, he will never leave.
Are we, ourselves, in the Covenant of the caring Love of God?
The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: Let’s reveal God, Normand Thomas