Genesis 8:20-9:29

  1. 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.
  2. Reflect on Noah’s position after the deluge.
    How did God encourage him?
  3. What makes human life supremely precious?
    What kind of penalty is set out here for the murderer?
  4. 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.