(Please pray for our pastor, his wife Millie passed away on 1/2/23)✝️
DEVOTIONAL: God’s Gift to the World, Blemished in Our Generation
Genesis 9:12-13 (KJV)
And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
LGBT groups like the rainbow – for them it’s a multicolored representation of many outspoken sexual groups – other than a traditional/biological (male Y chromosome, or not) Male-Female definition of sexual types.
I do not begrudge their adoption of a representative symbol, but this symbol has already been taken by God himself, centuries ago. It is a confusion in society, and to my mind a dangerous banner for this group use – those who practice unnatural sexual behaviors.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
We Christians should hold fast to this symbol, lifted into the sky by God himself, and not abandon it silently. It is a reminder of God’s love, in spite of sin. It is therefore a reminder of sin itself, and an abomination as a sexually un-Christian sexually movement banner.
Let use it often and solemnly, remembering the rainbow’s origin and significance and also the symbol of Noah’s dove in the above picture, and use them widely, with explanation, in the face of its degradation by some.
Also, we must continue to love those who practice homosexual sins, or herterosexual sins, to urge them to come to the light as reprentant sinners, as all we were. They too must come for their own sake to confess all to Jesus -- they are on an dangerous path, and we must warn them if we truly love them and love our Shepherd, Jesus!