Covenant: Merely a Contract?

Covenant: Merely a Contract?

The Bible emphasizes a unique word in describing relationship agreements: COVENANT. It’s the word God uses to capture His relationship with Noah, with Abraham, with Moses, with David, and ultimately with all who are in Christ - the recipients of “the new covenant,” (Jeremiah 31). But since “covenant” has gone out of fashion in common vocabulary, many search for other words to use in its place. We may be tempted to use the analogy of a contract to understand a covenant. I have used this word myself in preaching about covenant before. They both involve agreements and commitments. However, the biblical concept of covenant emerges as much stronger than the conditions of a contract.

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The Provisions of the Shepherd

The Provisions of the Shepherd

oday's thought is brief, but I hope you find it to be a comforting summation of the 23rd Psalm.

The author of the following is unknown to me and to the one in whose book this excerpt appears - Ravi Zacharias (in his book The Grand Weaver). But it is an elaboration on Psalm 23, focusing on the riches of each line of this great poem about God’s shepherding of His people. May these thoughts bless your trust in the provisions of the Lord as your Shepherd...

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