Jottings – The Rainbow


On the rainbow of Genesis 9:16: “…it is happy to bear in mind, that when the bow appears, the eye of God rests upon it; and man is cast not upon his own imperfect and most uncertain memory, but upon God’s. ‘I,’ says God, ‘will remember.’ How sweet to think of what God will, and what He will not, remember! He will remember His covenant, but He will not remember His people’s sins. The cross, which ratifies the former, puts away the latter. The belief of this gives peace to the troubled heart and uneasy conscience.”

C. H. Mackintosh, Genesis to Deuteronomy: Notes on the Pentateuch. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1972, p. 55.

Notes on the Pentateuch available online here.


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