Rev Andy Nixon
January 22, 2023
‘Covenant’ is a weighty word in Scripture. It simply means a substantial agreement, but it is not an agreement of equals. God initiates covenants, and the interesting thing about them is that even though God holds all the power the covenants are generous towards us. God wants us to thrive and the covenants between God and humanity set the context for us to do exactly that - thrive.
Extra Mile: Noah and the flood story has many verses that echo the original creation stories in Genesis 1-3. For example, God tells Noah and his descendants to “be fruitful and multiply” which repeats the instructions given to Adam and Eve. As we read the Noah story, look for other repetitions where God says to Noah something similar to what God said before.
Scripture: Genesis 9:8-11