God relates to His people in a very formal way, that is called a covenant. This Fall we will be looking at different examples of such covenants, particularly in the first five books of the Bible – the Pentateuch.
All these covenants (this formal way to relate to us) have similar purposes, namely:
- To demonstrate how different God really is; we call that God’s holiness.
- To remove our doubts and excuses regarding His love for us.
The part that I find more fascinating is the fact that if God says He loves His people, that should be enough. But He goes the extra mile to make a formal oath. Look at this passage in Hebrews 6:
17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to (B)the heirs of the promise (C)the unchangeable character of his purpose, (D)he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which (E)it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope (F)set before us.
It is my prayer that this series may remind us of His unchangeable love for us.
Gracia & Paz