“And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:”
“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.”
People always have a problem when it comes to promises. I think that’s why we have this common saying, “Promises are made to be broken.” If we take it seriously, how many broken promises have we made in all our relationships, and especially with our God? I think it’s safe to say that we all have our share. Many people take it lightly because all people are guilty, so why bother? But not so for Christians.
Jesus Christ exhorts us in Matthew 5:37 to let our “communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” Jesus commands us Christians to live our lives differently from the world, including our speech and being true to our words.
In Genesis 9: 8-17, God made a covenant to Noah and his family that He will not destroy all flesh with a flood ever again. And then, He put a bow in the clouds – a token of the covenant, to remind all people that God is and always will be faithful to His word.
So, when God said He would never leave us nor forsake us, always remember that He is still there. Whenever you are in trials, He is there! When you have struggles in life, pain, sorrows, laughter, loneliness; when you drive; have health issues, etc., remember that He is always there. This promise, of Him, always being there, is only one amongst thousands of His promises in the Bible. Never forget: He is the God that is true to His word!
Let’s be the same as Him.