My main aim on this blog is to get people to think about various topics, particularly about the meaning of life, the rationality of the Christian faith, and the centrality of Jesus, and His roles as Judge and Saviour. However, since I put up the words of ‘God said to Noah’, that post has consistently been hit more than any other: about four times as often. [sigh]

I can empathize with Handel when, at the end of a performance of the ‘Messiah’, someone commented how it had entertained the audience. Handel replied, ‘I should be sorry if I only entertained them – I wish to make them better.’ [1]

So if you’re here for the lyrics of ‘God said to Noah’, read, copy, memorize them by all (legal and ethical) means – and read something else while you’re here. If not, at least pick up the Bible and read something else that God said. How about a little bit of Romans 5: ‘God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ Or Ephesians chapter 2: ‘Like the rest [of humanity], we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.’ [2]

[1] Bernard Jacobson, ‘Wishing to make them better: Handel’s “Messiah”’. Phillips Classics Productions. 1993.
[2] The words inserted in the square brackets are mine. (Translation NIV.)