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A Covenant is Better than a Contract!

“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations” Deuteronomy 7:9

A covenant is an agreement between 2 parties of which one functions as the superior (provider) and the other the inferior (receiver). In the Old Testament, it was sealed with a seal of blood. In the covenant, the higher being promises, the lesser something in which they need, and there is a demand of obligation from the inferior being to satisfy the agreement.

There are many covenants in the Bible: Adamic covenant, Abrahamic covenant, Mosaic covenant, etc. There were also covenants between one man and another. An example is a covenant between David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 20:16). Or between Elijah and the widow at Zarapheth (1 Kings 17: 14). The opening scripture (Deuteronomy 7:9) said we should know that God is a faithful God, He does not break His covenant, He is merciful to those who love Him, and His commandments go beyond a thousand generations. Therefore, it would behoove a child of God to know him better so that you can step out by faith and trust him at his promises. How well you know God determines how far you will go with Him (ask Abraham when he chose to obey God and sacrifice his only son Isaac)!

How well do you know the almighty God? What covenant do you have with Him? 2 Chron 7:14, is one of many covenants God promises to those who believe. It doesn’t matter the obstacles you’re facing, just the faith you place in your God who can do anything but fail (Luke 1:37). In the New Testament, Christians have a covenant with Jesus Christ, and his blood seals this. Therefore, rest assured that contracts can be broken for non-performance, financial challenges, or selfish motives; but not a covenant. The promises God made to Moses and his people are still the promises he stands by today!

2 Timothy 2:13, If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

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