Re:Verse reading–Genesis 9:1-17 (day six)
After wiping out all living things save those on the Ark, God demonstrates his mercy by promising never to destroy humanity and all living creatures with a flood again. Objects of wrath have become objects of mercy. Paul wrote in Romans 9:23, “…what if he [God] is willing to make known the wealth of his glory on the objects of mercy that he has prepared beforehand for glory…” Noah, nor his sons, nor any future generation have not changed the condition of humanity; they had not (nor us) become worthy of God’s mercy, or any less worthy of his wrath. That much becomes clear in the later half of Genesis 9! So what is the point? Glory! “To make known the wealth of his glory.” Make no mistake, God was glorified in his display of his wrath in the flood, but “the wealth of his glory” is made known in his mercy!
His patience, or mercy (the display of his glory) is a kindness that ought to lead us to repentance! (Romans 2:4)