SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Scripture: Genesis 6:8-18
As sin developed in the earth, the earth was filled with violence. Corruption deepened until all flesh was impacted. God said to Noah, ‘I’m judging all flesh and will destroy it because mankind has filled the earth with violence.’ Genesis 6:17 says, “And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die.” Thank God that verse 18 follows this pronouncement. “But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.” This saving verse was God’s answer to the corruption. God looked for a man or a woman that He Himself could covenant with. Because God found a righteous vessel, He could strike a covenant with that vessel, judge the earth and destroy the violence and corruption that was in it. This should help us understand that God still operates this way. That through covenant, He calls us to strike the enemy who is filling the earth with violence for that is the only way the earth can be saved. It is God’s heart for man to finish his prophetic purpose by populating God’s Family and then comes a new heavens and earth in which righteousness dwells!