Over the next few months you will be hearing about Covenant and Covenant Membership. So I thought we would start with the basics: What is the definition of Covenant?
A Covenant is a legally binding obligation (promise).
Throughout history, God has made covenants with his people – he would keep his side if they kept theirs. Below are seven covenants found in the Bible. Perhaps these could be your devotions for the next several days.
Name & Reference God's Promise Sign
Satan and mankind will be enemies Pain in childbirth
God would never again destroy the earth with a flood Rainbow
Genesis 15:12-21; 17:1-4
Abraham's descendants would become a great nation if they obeyed God. God would be their God forever Smoking fire-pot flaming torch
At Mount Sinai
Israel would be God's special people, a holy nation. But they would have to keep their part of the covenant - obedience The Exodus
Aaron's descendants would be priests forever The Aaronic priesthood
2 Samual 7:13; 23:5
Salvation would come through David's line through the birth of the Messiah David's line continued & the Messiah was born a descendant of David
Forgiveness & Salvation is available through faith in Christ Christ's Resurrection
(taken from p. 471 Life Application Bible, Tyndale, 1988)