The Covenant of Grace -Preservation

Read Genesis 8:20 - 9:17

God's Covenant of Grace unfolds further in history as we come to the time of the great flood upon the whole of the earth, in the time of Noah. This flood reveals the depth of God's wrath and judgment against the sinfulness of men. It also reveals the need of God's grace in salvation, as he calls Noah [a type of Christ] to prepare an ark, in which Noah and his family are saved. Further, upon exiting the ark, the LORD God extends his "everlasting" covenant with Noah, sealing it with the rainbow; God's promise to preserve the world for hsi grace of salvation to be completed.

Wisdom Is Justified by Her Children

Read Proverbs 1:20-33 with Matthew 11:1-19

We are often caught up in the fickleness of trying to please people and live for God's glory. John was struggling with his own fallen fickle nature too. Our Lord Jesus shows how the wisdom of God confronts our inner doubts, worldly expectations, and even harsh criticism, to justify the righteousness, sanctification and redemption bestowed upon us by the Father in Jesus Christ.