January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017


Focus Verse: “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: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”’

Genesis 9:12-13

This is such a cool promise from God! The literal Hebrew translation for “rainbow” here is “war bow”. The next time you see a rainbow, take a good look at it….or just draw yourself a picture right now. It kind of looks like a bow doesn’t it? Like, exactly like a bow. Now here’s the clincher. Which way is the bow shooting the arrow?

Yup. If you haven’t picked up on it yet…it’s kind of a theme in Genesis. In fact, it’s kind of a theme throughout the entire Bible. One might say it’s THE theme of the entire Bible.

The only reason God can make the promise to never again cut off all life from the earth is because He made the bold move of turning the war bow away from us who deserve the punishment, and toward Himself. Jesus’ life was cut off so that ours never has to be.

Are you convinced that this is the most amazing Savior that you could ever hope for? If not, don’t worry…we still have 362 days of this.

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