Re: Verse reading–Genesis 9:1-17 (day one)
“Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed.”–v 6.
Disembarking,Noah and his family entered a new world. Empty of people and animals (except those on the Ark), it was a new chapter.
Some things were the same. God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply” remained in effect. The sinfulness of the human heart was still present. See 8:21. (Especially instructive because it now referred to Noah and the members of his family)
Some things had changed. A new covenant gave assurance that God would never again destroy the world in universal judgment. Not, at least, until the end of time. “While the world remains” says 8:22. See also 2 Peter 3:7. In place of His direct intervention, God also gives the responsibility to men to protect human life. He institutes capital punishment.
Every war, every police officer is a reminder. Romans 13:4. In this new world, the deterrence to unjust force will be just force.