1-15-2023 – A New Beginning – Genesis 9:1-17

Genesis 8:18-22 nlt ~ So Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives left the boat.  19  And all of the
large and small animals and birds came out of the boat, pair by pair. 20  Then Noah built an altar to
the Lord, and there he sacrificed as burnt offerings the animals and birds that had been approved for
that purpose. [e]   21  And the Lord was pleased with the aroma of the sacrifice and said to himself, “I will
never again curse the ground because of the human race, even though everything they think or
imagine is bent toward evil from childhood. I will never again destroy all living things.  22  As long as the
earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.”

*nugget* — New Beginnings in line with God’s will – require sacrifice.

Nutshell: All of God’s promises are true. God offers a New Beginnings to ALL – by His grace
through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus, that paid the penalty for our sin!

And He is still in the business of offering New Beginnings for His children that will respond
with obedience, worship, and sacrifice!

Genesis 9:1(NLT) 1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill
the earth.”
Genesis 9:2–4 (NLT) 2 All the animals of the earth, all the birds of the sky, all the small animals that
scurry along the ground, and all the fish in the sea will look on you with fear and terror. I have placed
them in your power. 3 I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and
vegetables. (Amen!) 4 But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.

• Blood was the sign of mercy for Israel at the first Passover (Exodus 12:13)

• Blood sealed God’s covenant with Israel (Exodus 24:8)

• Blood sanctified the altar (Exodus 29:12)

• Blood set aside the priests (Exodus 29:20)

• Blood made atonement for God’s people (Exodus 30:10)‌
• Blood justifies us (Romans 5:9)

• Blood brings redemption (Ephesians 1:7)

• Blood brings peace with God (Colossians 1:20)

• Blood cleanses us (Hebrews 9:14 and 1 John 1:7)

• Blood gives entrance to God’s holy place (Hebrews 10:19)

• Blood sanctifies us (Hebrews 13:12)

• Blood enables us to overcome Satan (Revelation 12:11)

• Blood sealed the new covenant ( Matthew 26:28 )

Matthew 26:27-28 (NIV) 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them,
saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for
the forgiveness of sins.

Genesis 9:5–6 (NLT) 5 “And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a
wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die. 6 If anyone
takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human
beings in his own image.

Warren Wiersbe wrote: “Government was established by God because the human heart is evil.
(Gen 6:5) and the fear of punishment can help to restrain would-be law breakers. The law can
restrain but it can’t regenerate; only the grace of God can change the human heart (Jer. 31:31-34,
Heb. 8:7-13).”
Genesis 9:7(NLT) 7 Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth.”

Genesis 9:8-11 ~ 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9 “I now establish my covenant
with you and with your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that was with you—the
birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living
creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the
waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

God initiates, sustains, and completes the covenant. The covenant is reassurance to the earth’s
families that they would not again experience the horrors of a devastating worldwide flood.

Genesis 9:12-17 ~ 12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and
you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my
rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I
bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant
between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a
flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the
everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
‌ 17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life
on the earth.”

Isaiah 54:9–10 NIV ~ For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of
Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke

you. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from
you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed, says the LORD, who has mercy on you.

Isa. 43:2 nkjv ~ “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they
shall not overflow you”.

Nutshell: All of God’s promises are true. God offers a New Beginning to ALL – by His grace
through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus, that paid the penalty for our sin!

And God is still in the business of offering New Beginnings for His children that will respond
by faith with obedience, worship, and sacrifice!