God’s progressive plan is to protect, provide, and proclaim his perpetual love for all creation, for the purpose of a permanent relationship.
God set the rainbow in the sky after he destroyed man and the sin that consumed him. The rainbow is a sign to remind us of the covenant of promise God made to us. It is a sign of the promise of an eternal relationship with God.
When we see a rainbow today let it remind us of all that transpired in order to have an eternal relationship with God.
Day 1 -God’s plan is to have an eternal relationship with his creation.
- The sin of mankind conflicts with the progressive relationship God longs for with his creation. (Gen. 3:6)
- Sin must be destroyed in order for creation to be in a holy relationship with God. (Gen. 6:5-8)
Day 2 -Man’s free will is at the center of how he relates to God.
- In the beginning man made a selfish choice, rather than obey God. (Gen. 3:6)
- Man’s free will spawned out of control and became consumed with sin. (Gen. 6:5)
Day 3 -Man’s free will left God with no other choice but to preserve the relationship.
- God’s plan was to destroy (Gen. 6:7)
- God’s plan included a covenant. (Gen. 9:9)
Day 4 -The Covenant is the plan for an eternal relationship with God.
- In a covenant God makes an eternal promise. (Gen. 9:16)
- The concept of covenant between God and his people is one of the most important theological truths of the Bible. (Gen. 9:15)
Day 5 -God’s definitive covenant is his plan of salvation.
- The ultimate or grand covenant is of grace. (Heb. 9:15b)
- In covenant relationship God is looking for one faithful (Heb. 9:15a)
When we see a rainbow – let us take heed and know that God is never short of his promise of salvation.