While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22
When Noah and his family stepped out of the ark at the end of the flood, they were beginning the human race for the second time. That is why God repeated the command He made to Adam. God commanded that Noah and his family should reproduce and develop the world which God made for man. In order to make this progress possible God solemnly promised that He would see to it that there is constant law and order in the universe.
But this guarantee of God was not just so that man would be able to depend upon the laws of nature. God was setting man an example for the orderliness and law that ever ought also to be in human affairs and relationships. God put the fear of man into the many creatures which are capable of wiping out the human race if it were not for this restraint. Man, in turn, was expected to establish human governments that would perform this same restraint upon man’s natural hostilities and destructive tendencies toward his fellow men.
Today the lack of respect for the law and government has invaded the very institutions of law and government. We see highly placed public officials indicted and trust for those in public life sinking to new lows. Now is a time when society must reexamine the Biblical base upon which it has been built, and men must humbly agree to live in obedience to the God of Noah. If the present circumstances continue unchecked society itself will self-destruct and that will be horrible.