Memory Text: ” ‘And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an ever- lasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you’ ” (Gen 17:7, NKJV).
The covenant and the gospel cannot do without the other. The covenant is an Everlasting one as seen in Genesis 17:7 and later in Revelation 14:6-12. God out of His saving grace offers us salvation that we do not deserve and cannot possibly earn, all we have to do in return is to love Him back with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind and with all our strength (Mark 12:30, NKJV).
Why is the Covenant of grace not a cheap one as it may want to seem?
The covenant of grace is not a cheap as it may seem to be because although God through His saving grace has offered us salvation, we are obliged to obey the law.
Why does the covenantal idea of the gospel and covenant fit so perfectly with the three angel’s message?
The three angel’s message is the everlasting gospel, the gospel is not far from the covenant, the essence of the covenant is the gospel and vice versa. It is because of the covenant God made with His people that the gospel is reasonable.
How does the covenantal promise work?
The covenantal promises had been made even before the Israelites existed as a nation, and so it was not their works, many times Israel is reminded of their Patriach, when issues on the covenant comes, and this reminder always speak of the promised made to them on their behalf.
Why is the book of Deuteronomy Central to the idea of the covenant?
The book of Deuteronomy tells of God’s establishment of the covenant with them, the ten commandments are also given as a way to re-emphasize how important it is keep the Covenant obligations.
Why does Moses say in Deuteronomy 5:3 that the covenant was not made with the Father’s of Israel but Israel?
Moses was most likely emphasizing that the covenant made to their fathers are now with them seeing that their fathers are gone, and they should not make the same mistakes their fathers made
What significant attribute makes the Israelites a special people from the other nations?
The attribute that makes the Israelites a special people from other nations sourrounding them is their observance of the statues and judgements of God. Other nations must have done so many abominable things and sacrifices to some god they do not know but Israel was special in the sense that they do no such thing.
What kind of relationship has God always wanted with His people?
The kind of relationship God has always wanted with His people is relationship is one with grace and love for the undeserving. God has always seen His people as family even when they do not deserve it, even when they rejecting God.
God’s willingness to save man has always been evident from the beginning of the world, before the foundations of the Earth were laid, the Father and the son had United in a covenant to redeem man if he should be overcome by Satan. This redemption was actualized through Israel and where Jesus came forth from and died to make a way for us to saved. I pray that we make good use of this opportunity God has given us to save ourselves from the penalties of sin in Jesus’ name.