Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Covenant Commitment

“Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.” (Galatians 3:15)

Once a contract is signed, there is no going back – all parties are committed.  We understand that even in human agreements, you don’t just change the parts down the road when things get difficult.

God’s covenant speaks to His commitment to us through thick and thin.  He isn’t going to ditch you the first-time life gets difficult.  He knows you fail, He knows you sin, and He knows you need Jesus.  The covenant is His promise to not lay you aside when the conditions get rough.

However, the commitment to the covenant is needed on our side, too.  We aren’t allowed to just keep the verses we like and ignore the rest.  The whole counsel of God must be understood by every generation because each generation must stand by His Word amid the battlefield of the culture and trials their particular generation must face.  We must each individually know His Word because it is His Word for us.  We cannot lay it aside or add to it when the world changes.  The covenant was permanently ratified upon the cross.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites