Big Day, Epic Though!
I believe it's time for a new though. Have you ever signed a contract? The word contract simple means and agreement to terms between two parties. The google dictionary defines it as: a written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law. Some synonyms are agreement, commitment, arrangement, settlement, understanding...
A covenant is another word often used for a contract, it also involves two or more parties. In the Old Testament there was a covenant made with Abraham also there was a covenant made with Moses and Israel. This was God agreeing with His people. And His people agreeing with the terms of the covenant Exodus 19:5, Exodus 19:8
Both parties agreed. The problem with the original, or "Old" Covenant was not God's part, but Man's. Humanity could not live up to the contract, the "covenant". In the Old Testament the covenant failed, not because of God, but because of us. However, in the New testament, a different word for Covenant is used. You read about the "New" Covenant in Hebrews 8:8-13, and Matt 26: 17-29. In verse 28 it says, " For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
The word here used for New Covenant in Great is different than the word used for the Old Covenant. The greek word here is, διαθήκη (diathēkē) which is typically used in greek to mean something that most resembles a will, rather than a contract. The beauty of this is that a will is not an agreement between two parties, but a statement made by one and passed on to another.
In other words, when Jesus died and poured out His blood for us, He left us His last Will (a document), a contract made by Him, not with us, but given to us. It is as if when He died, He just left the most valuable thing in the universe there for us to accept. We could do nothing to attain it. Just receive it. The price was paid, the gift was given. He died and left us His Will, for us to have eternal life. It was paid for you.
Prayer: Dear God, you gave everything for me, and today, I choose to accept your Will. I choose to accept the gift that you are giving to me. Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me. For signing this "New Covenant" for me, with your blood. You died for me I choose to live for you.
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
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