Life, Hope & Truth

Covenants: God’s Agreements With Man

God’s covenants are often misunderstood. Put simply, they are God’s loving agreements with us. Understanding them helps us understand His plan for us.

A covenant is essentially an agreement. The biblical term is often used to describe agreements that God made with various people. God would offer wonderful promises and ask the people to agree to obey certain rules.

Though He asked the people to obey, God’s promises always far outweighed anything the people involved could ever earn through that obedience. God’s promises were not payments for human work, but were given through God’s love.

God’s love also motivated the minimum conditions God set. God’s laws are for our benefit. To obey God’s laws and love the God who has our best interests at heart brings automatic benefits! So it only makes sense that God would want us to obey and be loyal to Him before receiving His unmerited gifts.

Examples of covenants

God made a covenant with Noah, promising Read More...

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