- What did Noah’s altar and burnt offerings signify?
To what would they correspond in our lives today?
Cf. Rom. 12; Heb. 13:15, 16.
- Reflect on Noah’s position after the deluge.
How did God encourage him?
- What makes human life supremely precious?
What kind of penalty is set out here for the murderer?
- What can we learn here concerning the place and manner of covenant making?
Can you think of other visible tokens and pledges that seal covenants?
Note. 9:13. This does not imply that the rainbow was now seen for the first time, but that God now made it a token of his covenant of promise to Noah.