Sunday, June 10, 2007

Form of the Covenant in the Bible

The word covenant appears throughout the Old Testament. God appears to have made covenants with the following individuals: Adam, Noah, Abraham, 4.Isaac, 5.Jacob (called Israel), Moses, 7.David, and 8.Solomon.
Putting all the images together, we see the following characteristics in the form of the covenant:

Unilateral: Sovereign to Subjects
Given through a Mediator
List of Responsibilities
List of Blessings for Obedience
List of Curses for Disobedience
Sealed by a Sacrifice
Remembered by Signs

The New Testament Covenant has the same form, but is spiritual, in our hearts.

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