Lent Day 22

“But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been established on better promises.” Hebrews 6:8 (CSB)

A covenant is a two-way promise, the conditions of which are set by God. When we enter into a covenant with God, we promise to keep those conditions. God promises to give “us everything required for life and godliness” by His “very great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:3-4).

Like a marriage covenant, the bride and groom promise to be faithful, devoted, and honoring to one another. The promises are mutual. The promises are the foundation of the marriage relationship. In the same manner, our relationship with God is built on promises of faithfulness, devotion, and mutual honoring of one another. In our covenant with God, His faithfulness and devotion to us never wavers or fails.

So, what are the conditions we are expected to keep? “But He’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously”; take your relationship with God, heart, mind, and strength seriously (Micah 6:8 Message).

Dear God, thank You for the covenant relationship that I am privileged to have with You. Help me to keep up my end of the covenant by loving You fully and being fair, just and compassionate toward others. In Jesus name, Amen.  

Written by Reenie Peppers

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