Coachlight Bible Study – Genesis Lesson XXIV

Coachlight Bible Study – Genesis Lesson XXIV

God’s Covenant With Noah


Genesis 6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.


Chapter 9 follows a heart resolution by God, not to destroy the earth again with a further curse even though “every imagination of man’s heart is only evil”  The first 17 verses is a detailed quotation in God’s own words, given to Noah, in response to Noah’s faith demonstrated by the sacrifice after leaving the ark.


Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.


These 17 verses contain the basic provision by God for human government and the Covenant made by God and given to Noah.  This Covenant is still in effect, even though thousands of years have elapsed since God gave it.


Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Genesis 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread[02844] of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.


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dread 1, broken 1, fear 1, dismayed 1; 4

1) terror

2) shattered, dismayed 2a) shattered 2b) dismayed


I. A Modified Renewal of God’s Mandate


Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


A. Just as Adam & Eve were told to fill the earth, so now was Noah & his 3 sons

B. Omitted is the command to have dominion & subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28)

1. Man was not to anymore have direct authority over the animal kingdom

2. Fear of man would now be demonstrated by animals – instead of obedience

C. “Cattle” Omitted From This New Mandate

1. The domestic animals would not be terrorized by man

2. All others would be


Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.


II. Animals Now Authorized For Food

A. The Complete Climate Change Probably Gave Need Of More Protein

B. God Wanted To Show The Gulf Between Man & Animal

1. Only Man – Not Animals Was Made In The Image Of God

2. God anticipated the evil teaching of evolutionary continuation of all flesh

a. Equates man with animals

b. Denies the Creator

c. Had already begun to make an appearance in early Paganism

3. The Restriction Was, “Don’t Eat The Blood”

a. The blood of animals figuratively would cover sins

b. Pointed forward to Christ, The Lamb of God – The final sacrifice


Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.


Genesis 9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.

Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth<08210> man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed<08210>: for in the image of God made he man.


III. Capitol Punishment For Murder Required


A. Man’s Blood Is More Sacred Than Animals

1. Although Animals shared a “nephsh” or soul

2. Only man had the eternal spirit ( image of God)

3. Neither beast nor man permitted to spill man’s blood

B. God Would Require Satisfaction

C. The Word “Require” Is A Judicial Term

1. God appears as the judge

2. The authority to execute God’s jusgement given to man

D. Some Other Uses Of The Word Shaphak, “Shed” <08210>

1. God Pouring Out His Spirit

Joel 2:28  And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out <08210> my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

2. Pouring Out Of Animal Sacrifices:

Leviticus 4:30  And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out <08210> all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar.


3. The Pouring Out Of God’s Wrath

Psalms 69:24 Pour out <08210> thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.


4. Christ On The Cross

Psalms 22:14  I am poured out <08210> like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.


Genesis 9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.


III. God Repeats His Command To Multiply In The Earth

A. Literally Means To “Bring Forth In Swarms”

B. In About 4000 Years Man Has Increased From 8 To Over 4 Billon


Genesis 9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

Genesis 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

Genesis 9:10 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.


IV. The Rainbow Covenant

A. The Covenant Was To Be With Noah & His Sons

B. The Covenant Was To Be Made With Their Seed After Them

C. The Covenant Was To Be Made To Every Liv ing Creature With Them:

1. Fowl  2. Cattle  3. Every Beast


Genesis 9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

Genesis 9:12 And God said, This is the token[0226] of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:


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sign(s) 60, token(s) 14, ensign(s) 2, miracles 2, mark 1; 79

1) sign, signal 1a) a distinguishing mark 1b) banner 1c) remembrance 1d) miraculous sign 1e) omen 1f) warning

2) token, ensign, standard, miracle, proof

V. The Body Of The Covenant

A. There Will Not Be Another Mabul

1. No More Would Living things Be Destroyed By A Mabul

2. No Longer Would The Earth Be Destroyed By A Mabul

B. There Will Be A Perpetual Sign Of The Covenant


Genesis 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

Genesis 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

Genesis 9:15 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.

Genesis 9:16 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.

Genesis 9:17 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.


VI. The Sign Of The Covenant

A. The Rainbow In The Clowds

B. When God Looks At The Rainbow

1. God Will Remember His Covenant

2. The Watewrs Will No More Become A Flood To Destroy All Flesh


VII. Noah In The Hall Of Faith


Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. {moved…: or, being wary}


A. What Was It That Noah Believed?

B. Notice That After Telling Noah God Would Send A Mabul, God Said To Noah:


Genesis 6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.


C. What Was the first Thing Noah Did After Leaving The Ark?


Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.


D. Noah Was First Moved To Commune With God, Because he Believed God’s Covenant

VIII. Our Covenant Today


A. The Body Of The Covenant Given To Isreal


Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

Jeremiah 31:32  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: {although…: or, should I have continued an husband unto them?}

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.


B. What Is The Sign Of The Covenant


Matthew 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.


C. Paul After Quoting This Covenant Ends Hebrews:


Hebrews 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

Hebrews 13:11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Hebrews 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. {giving…: Gr. confessing to}

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.


Do We Believe God’s Covenant Like Noah Did? 

If We Do, Our Actions Will Demonstrate Our Belief.