Home > Encouragement > A few thoughts on “covenant” 4-4-13
Author Harold Eberle wrote, “If we think of a covenant through the eyes of a Westerner, we tend to think in legal terms and envision God making a solemn contract.  In contrast, the Hebrew people in biblical times had a much more relational understanding of covenant.  When two parties entered into covenant with one another, they were committing themselves to make decisions together and work through the problems of life with each other.  They would share the same friends and enemies…on more than one occasion God allowed His covenant-partner, Moses, the privilege of reasoning with Him…”
Hebrews 7:22 states, “…Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant…”
That is amazing!  Better than God committing Himself to help me with my decisions?  Better than His commitment to work through the problems of life with me?  Better than the privilege of reasoning with Him?  In 2 Peter 1 we read, “…seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness through the true knowledge of Him Who called us by His own glory and excellence.  For by these He has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature…”
I skip-jump over the word “everything” as I read on….and then I have to go back.  Everything.  Not really….everything?     E – V – E – R – Y – T – H – I – N – G-?  Oh, my.  That is a “better covenant….”  Our God is so amazing…..