Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pink on Rainbows

As many of you know, I am reading a book by Arthur W. Pink entitled, "The Divine Covenants." In light of our lesson on Noah, I wanted to share with you an excerpt from his writings on the subject:

(I added the bullet points to emphasize his list and make it more readable.)

"There are many parallels between the rainbow and God's grace:
  • As the rainbow is the joint-product of storm and sunshine, so grace is the unmerited favor of God appearing on the dark background of the creature's sin.
  • As the rainbow is the effect of the sun shining on the drops of rain in a cloud, so Divine grace is manifested by God's love shining through the blood shed by our blessed Redeemer.
  • As the rainbow is the telling out of the varied hues of the white light, so the 'manifold grace of God' (I Peter 4:10) is the ultimate expression of God's heart.
  • As nature knows nothing more exquisitely beautiful than the rainbow, so heaven itself knows nothing that surpasses in loveliness the wondrous grace of God.
  • As the rainbow is the union of heaven and earth - spanning the sky and reaching down to the ground - so grace in the one Mediator has brought together God and man.
  • As the rainbow is a public sign of God hung out in the heavens that all may see it, so 'the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men' (Titus 2:11).
  • Finally, as the rainbow has been displayed throughout all the past forty centuries, so in the ages to come God will show forth 'the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus' (Ephesians 2:7)."

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