Tasks for this week:

  1. Complete daily Bible reading
  2. Memorize Genesis 1:27 and Hebrews 11:7

Week 1: Day 4

Today’s F260 Bible reading:  Genesis 8-9

8:1 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and domestic animals that were with him in the ark. God caused a wind to blow over the earth and the waters receded. 2The fountains of the deep and the floodgates of heaven were closed, and the rain stopped falling from the sky. 3The waters kept receding steadily from the earth, so that they had gone down by the end of the 150 days. 4On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on one of the mountains of Ararat. 5The waters kept on receding until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible. 6At the end of 40 days, Noah opened the window he had made in the ark 7and sent out a raven; it kept flying back and forth until the waters had dried up on the earth. 8Then Noah sent out a dove to see if the waters had receded from the surface of the ground. 9The dove could not find a resting place for its feet because water still covered the surface of the entire earth, and so it returned to Noah in the ark. He stretched out his hand, took the dove, and brought it back into the ark. 10He waited seven more days and then sent out the dove again from the ark. 11When the dove returned to him in the evening, there was a freshly plucked olive leaf in its beak! Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 12He waited another seven days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him this time. 13In Noah’s six hundred and first year, in the first day of the first month, the waters had dried up from the earth, and Noah removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 14And by the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was dry. 15Then God spoke to Noah and said, 16“Come out of the ark, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives with you. 17Bring out with you all the living creatures that are with you. Bring out every living thing, including the birds, animals, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Let them increase and be fruitful and multiply on the earth!” 18Noah went out along with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives. 19Every living creature, every creeping thing, every bird, and everything that moves on the earth went out of the ark in their groups. 20Noah built an altar to the Lord. He then took some of every kind of clean animal and clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma and said to himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, even though the inclination of their minds is evil from childhood on. I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done. 22“While the earth continues to exist, planting time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.” 9:1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 2Every living creature of the earth and every bird of the sky will be terrified of you. Everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea are under your authority. 3You may eat any moving thing that lives. As I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. 4“But you must not eat meat with its life (that is, its blood) in it. 5For your lifeblood I will surely exact punishment, from every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person I will exact punishment for the life of the individual since the man was his relative. 6“Whoever sheds human blood, by other humans must his blood be shed; for in God’s image God has made humankind. 7“But as for you, be fruitful and multiply; increase abundantly on the earth and multiply on it.” 8God said to Noah and his sons, 9“Look. I now confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you 10and with every living creature that is with you, including the birds, the domestic animals, and every living creature of the earth with you, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature of the earth. 11I confirm my covenant with you: Never again will all living things be wiped out by the waters of a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth.” 12And God said, “This is the guarantee of the covenant I am making with you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all subsequent generations: 13I will place my rainbow in the clouds, and it will become a guarantee of the covenant between me and the earth. 14Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15then I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures of all kinds. Never again will the waters become a flood and destroy all living things. 16When the rainbow is in the clouds, I will notice it and remember the perpetual covenant between God and all living creatures of all kinds that are on the earth.” 17So God said to Noah, “This is the guarantee of the covenant that I am confirming between me and all living things that are on the earth.” 18The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Now Ham was the father of Canaan.) 19These were the three sons of Noah, and from them the whole earth was populated. 20Noah, a man of the soil, began to plant a vineyard. 21When he drank some of the wine, he got drunk and uncovered himself inside his tent. 22Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers who were outside. 23Shem and Japheth took the garment and placed it on their shoulders. Then they walked in backwards and covered up their father’s nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so they did not see their father’s nakedness. 24When Noah awoke from his drunken stupor he learned what his youngest son had done to him. 25So he said, “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves he will be to his brothers.” 26He also said, “Worthy of praise is the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem! 27May God enlarge Japheth’s territory and numbers! May he live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth!” 28After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 29The entire lifetime of Noah was 950 years, and then he died. (NET Bible)

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