By the Blood of a Better Covenant

Friday, 01 Mar 2013

The first character in the spotlight is once again our Lord's gracious fidelity to his promise. He remembers his covenant that he swore to the Patriarchs.
"Don't make promises you can't keep." We use this little proverb as a reminder of how costly our words can be. Making a promise means you have to perform what is necessary to fulfill it. After we stroll through the narratives of Genesis, adorned with the gems of God's promise, it is easy for a curious itch to prick our thoughts: Did God count the cost of his promise? The Lord swore the handsome blessing of salvation to Abraham: "I will be your God and you will be my people." The Lord ...

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