The Importance of Covenant Part 1
Covenant between God and Man
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
Some people don’t understand the meaning of covenant let alone the
importance of it. Let’s examine the simple definition of a covenant.
Covenant – a binding agreement.
Most covenants were made with two or more people and in biblical
times, it was done by the shedding of blood.
When God made a covenant with man (Abram) he had Abram be
circumcised and all the males in his home, even servants, be
circumcised. This cutting and shedding of blood signified that there
has been made a bond that cannot be broken. Even though Abram only
knew the voice of God at that time, he obeyed and knew the
importance of covenant with God. This would change Abram and his
entire family and generations to come, including you and I.
God always knows what he is doing. He knows the end from the
beginning. (Isaiah 46:10) God’s promises to man are forever, no matter
what. Upon taking a journey through the old testament, you will see
time and time again where a man broke the covenant with God through
disobedience but never changed. He expressed his disappointment
and the resulting consequences because of their choices, but he never
To God, a promise is a promise. He is the God of faithful and true until
the end. God is a God of integrity and honor.
Romans 8:38-39 NKJV
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor
principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor
height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate
us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God. His
determination to be close to us and to love us for eternity is already
etched into His eternity.
Now man is a different story. Even though we are made in the image of
God and have many of His attributes, we also were given a choice. No
one, including God, wants to force someone to love them. Would that
be true love? I believe each one of us has the ability to love just like
God, and that our capacity to love and have faith is huge. As humans,
we develop our capacity to love through our study and time with God
and we become more like Him and closer to him as we learn who we
After the fall of man, God brought the covenant “proposal” to Abram.
Abram received the agreement and walked with God. He left his entire
family to find God and who he was in God. Have you ever felt like there
was something greater on the inside of you? And that there is more to
this than you can see? …there is!!! There is a treasure in the field and
those that sell all that they have to find the treasure will receive more
than they ever thought they could have. (Matthew 13:44) After 25 years
of walking with God, God fulfilled His promise to Abram and then He
changed his name. What great faith! He made a decision, that no matter
the obstacles or what he could see, Abram held on to the covenant that
God and he made, and our lives are the way they are today because of
Abram’s honor and integrity to that covenant.
Romans 4:18-20 NKJV
who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father
of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your
descendants be.”  And not being weak in faith, he did not consider
his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old),
and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.  He did not waver at the
promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving
glory to God,”
Not breaking the covenant with God does not depend on how many
great deeds you do. Nor does it depend on how perfect you are. Rather
it is by the determination to stay the course, even when we make
mistakes; determining to keep ourselves fixed on the promises of God
by staying on the journey of faith and giving glory to God through it all!
Knowing that no matter what “I believe and trust God. I’m not backing
up, I’m going forward in what He has promised me and I’m walking it
out to the end”. God promises to do the same with you. That is a
covenant that He will never break!
The Importance of Covenant – “The Covenant
Between Man and the Church”
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