“The Value of Life”

Genesis 8:20-9:7


20 Then Noah built an altar to Yahweh and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 

21 And Yahweh smelled the soothing aroma; and Yahweh said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done.

22 all the days of the earth remain, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.

2 And the fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.

3 Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; as with the green plant, I give all to you.

4 However, flesh with its life, that is, its blood, you shall not eat.

5 Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every living thing I will require it.  And from every man, from each man’s brother I will require the life of man.

6 Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man.

 7 As for you, be fruitful and multiply; swarm on the earth and multiply in it.”


Referenced Scripture:

2 Peter 3:3-7

2 Chronicles 7:13-14


Quotes from the message:

“Children are the universal evidence of the Lord’s creation ‘blessing,’ who are not to be disparaged nor exploited but celebrated by responsible parenting and societal protection.” (Dr. Kenneth A. Mathews)