Eternally Affirmed

Do not despise us, for Your own name’s sake; do not disgrace the throne of Your glory; remember and do not annul Your covenant with us. – Jeremiah 14:21

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The last curse in the long list of blessings and curses uttered by Moses at Mount Sinai (and affirmed by the people of Israel) was this, “Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.” And all the people shall say, “Amen (Deuteronomy 27:26).” Hundreds of years after these words were recorded, after their initial “Amen!”, the people of Israel had descended into outright rebellion against God and His law. Isn’t it interesting that they didn’t have any problem reminding God of His covenant, but couldn’t remember their required obedience?

There are at least two parties to every contract. Usually both sides need to be faithful to the terms in order for the terms to stand. No one can doubt God’s faithfulness to His “contract,” but my own can sometimes waver.

Let us be thankful this day that the eternal covenant was signed and affirmed by His blood and not our own.

And so, Adam, in that his speech to Eve uttered his faith in the promise made to her of her seed, and so in that respect Adam himself came in under her covenant. – Thomas Goodwin

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