Genesis 8

The flood is over. The time of judgment has come to an end.

As I was thinking about the flood and what lay beyond the flood, I found myself thinking of some words from the hymn, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”

Here’s a lyric video of the hymn.

This hymn speaks to us about “the flood”, but it, also, speaks to us about the “blood” of Jesus, shed for us.

The ending of the flood and the shedding of Jesus’ blood

In the King James Version, the ending of the flood is described in a verse, which begins with the word, “Behold”: “Behold, the face of the ground was dry” (verse 13).

In the King James Version, the shedding of the blood of Jesus for our salvation is referred to in another verse, which begins with the word, “Behold”: “Behold, the Lamb of God, whio takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).

The end of the flood: What a great blessing that was for Noah!

The forgivensss of our sins: What a great blessing this is for us!

After the flood, Noah was able to walk on solid ground.

For us, Jesus is the solid rock upon which our faith rests: “On Christ, the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”

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