Passage: Genesis 8:1 – 9:17
Reading #4 takes us through the promises God makes to Noah (and all of man) after the flood.
It is both an interesting and great thing that Noah does when he comes off the ark – he builds an altar and offers sacrifices to the LORD, sacrifices being what people did to seek forgiveness for sins. And it is because of these sacrifices were pleasing to God that the promise to never flood the Earth in this means comes about, along with the promise of rainbows.
A couple of other interesting things that I noticed as I went through the passage: It is here that God tells people that they can eat animals, and that animals would be afraid of humans.
We also see the common command through the early chapters of Genesis that they are to multiply and subdue the Earth.