Our covenant, the New Covenant, is the final covenant that God will make with humanity before His triumphant return. It is perfect in its completeness and effectiveness because it was executed by a perfect mediator with a perfect sacrifice. What a perfect gift for Christmas!
God’s covenant with King David initiated a long period of anticipation. A time when Israel longed for its fulfillment in a King who would sit on David’s throne and return Israel to its former glory. When Christ came as the fulfillment, there was great consternation concerning the actual role of the Messiah.
The covenant that God made with Moses included not just His prescription for holy living but a means for addressing transgressions which were inevitable given humanity’s sin nature. The sacrificial system and the Day of Atonement foreshadowed the coming mission of Jesus Christ.
In Galatians 3 Paul writes that the Law served as a “Guardian” until Christ came. The Law is the centerpiece of God’s covenant with Moses. It taught Israel and the world God’s expectations for righteousness. But clearly and intentionally it was impossible to fulfill all of its requirements. As such, it left the world looking […]
The next major covenant God made with “man” was given through Moses on Mount Sinai. This was made possible by God choosing and sending Moses to deliver His people, Abraham’s expansive family, after 400 years of slavery in Egypt. As we look back on this great deliverance, we can see that Moses was “an evolutionary […]
We consider the role that Israel, Abraham’s descendant nation, was to play in blessing the whole world and present the quandary of whether or not Israel is still to expect the realization of God’s promises to Abraham.
God’s covenant with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) continues to reveal His ultimate plan of redemption in Jesus Christ. A descendant of Abraham would bring blessing to the entire race.
As we continue to see God’s unfolding plan of redemption through His covenants, we are challenged to understand the justification for Noah’s salvation from the flood and introduced to the key concept in the gospel of Jesus Christ…righteousness by faith.
After Adam and Eve broke God’s first covenant with them, a new covenant was required, the terms of which recognized that paradise was lost. Despite the devastating consequences brought on by their disobedience, we still see a gracious God giving hope for the eventual redemption of humanity
This covenant between God and Man occurred before the fall of man and reveals God’s desire to lavish His creation with all that he could ever need. It was a conditional covenant that required man to submit to His authority or pay the ultimate penalty of death. We all know how that went! Even in […]