Covenant In The Old Testament

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Old Testament Covenants In the Old testament you see God making a lot of promises. During Biblical times these were called Covenants. A Covenant is an “Arrangement between two parties involving mutual obligations; especially the arrangement that established the relationship between God and his people, expressed in grace first with Israel and then with the church. Through that covenant God has conveyed to humanity the meaning of human life and salvation Covenant is one of the central themes of the Bible, where some covenants are between human beings, other between God and Human Beings.” (Bakers Encyclopedia). The entire old testament is full of covenants between God and man and each one God makes He fulfills. In the Old Testament there are…show more content…
This covenant is found in Exodus 19-24 and Deuteronomy. These books are the structure for the Judicial law which the Israelites follow even to this day. In Exodus 20 is where we find the Ten Commandment. These are the basic few out of the 613 laws that God requires the Israelites to follow. I have a hard enough time remembering the Ten Commandments yet alone the 613 laws required to be holy before God. This law is physically impossible to follow to the dot just because God is perfect and cannot sin. Therefor His people should be without sin in order to honor Him. Sadly though in Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” By this we know that no one has been able fulfill the…show more content…
And I will give you rest from all you enemies. Moreover, the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house. When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise u your offspring after yoim who shall come from you body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the songs of men, but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I out away from before you. And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.” This promise that God makes to David is a promise that God will make David 's line be king forever. In saying this God is implying that the Jesus will come from David’
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