After the “uncreation” of the Flood, God graciously reaffirms the original blessings of Creation to Noah and his family in a sort of “re-creation”. Since all are sons — descendants — of Noah, the repeated blessing to be fruitful and increase in number and to fill the Earth (contrary to that of the Atrahasis Epic) applies to all of humanity.
Seeing God is a civil right reserved for those who live as citizens of the Kingdom of God, a promised privilege for members of the Kingdom of Heaven
Though we do not live under the yoke of slavery at the hands of the wicked oppressors who ransacked our homeland, we can still make the same choice as the psalmist. For, besides God, nothing in all the heavens and the earth comes close to warranting our ultimate desire. And, while many who are far from the LORD seem to prosper at present, we can trust that through Christ, we will enjoy prosperity in eternity — in the presence of God
Dear friends, no need to ground one’s self-esteem in self-affirmation. The all-powerful, all-seeing, all-knowing, all-holy Creator has made you with incomprehensible wonder! To him belongs eternal praise!
Part of the portrait of a “wife of noble character” features faithful, loving, and wise instruction. Such instruction (tôrâ) is grounded in the wisdom found in the previous 30 chapters — and in the law (tôrâ) of the LORD.