Noah praised God for the great deliverance by building an altar and offering sacrifices. How do you praise God when He delivers you?

Scripture: Genesis 8:15-22

ESV Text: Genesis 8:15-22

Genesis 8:15-22 (Listen)

15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Go out from the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. 17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—that they may swarm on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” 18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him. 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by families from the ark.

God’s Covenant with Noah

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. 22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 8

     15 And God spake unto Noah, saying, 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee. 17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him: 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

     20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. 22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 158:
Glory be to Jesus

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1. Glory be to Jesus, 
Who in bitter pains 
Poured for me the life-blood 
From His sacred veins! 

2. Grace and life eternal 
In that blood I find; 
Blest be His compassion, 
Infinitely kind! 

3. Blest through endless ages 
Be the precious stream 
Which from endless torments 
Did the world redeem! 

4. Abel’s blood for vengeance 
Pleaded to the skies; 
But the blood of Jesus 
For our pardon cries. 

5. Oft as earth exulting 
Wafts its praise on high, 
Angel hosts rejoicing 
Make their glad reply. 

6. Lift we, then, our voices, 
Swell the mighty flood, 
Louder still and louder 
Praise the precious blood! 


The olive leaf represented a ray of blessed hope. God indeed kept His covenant and saw Noah safely through the flood.

Scripture: Genesis 8:6-14

ESV Text: Genesis 8:6-14

Genesis 8:6-14 (Listen)

At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth. Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground. But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her and brought her into the ark with him. 10 He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark. 11 And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. 12 Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him anymore.

13 In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry. 14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth had dried out. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 8

     6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: 7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. 8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; 9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. 10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

     13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. 14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 149:
Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain

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1. Come to Calvary’s holy mountain, 
Sinners, ruined by the Fall; 
Here a pure and healing fountain 
Flows to you, to me, to all, 
In a full, perpetual tide, 
Opened when our Savior died. 

2. Come in poverty and meanness, 
Come defiled, without, within; 
From infection and uncleanness, 
From the leprosy of sin, 
Wash your robes and make them white; 
Ye shall walk with God in light. 

3. Come in sorrow and contrition, 
Wounded, impotent, and blind; 
Here the guilty free remission, 
Here the troubled peace, may find. 
Health this fountain will restore; 
He that drinks shall thirst no more. 

4. He that drinks shall live forever; 
Tis a soul-renewing flood. 
God is faithful; God will never 
Break His covenant of blood, 
Signed when our Redeemer died, 
Sealed when He was glorified.