Untitled Sermon (3)
God’s commitment to, and requirement of, his people expressed in promise, law, judgment, faithfulness and mercy. Also used of commitment within human relationships based upon agreements.
This set of themes consists of the following:
1346 covenants, nature of
1347 covenant, God’s with Noah
1348 covenant, God’s with Abraham
1349 covenant, God’s at Sinai
1350 covenant, God’s with Israel’s priests
1351 covenant, God’s with David
1352 covenant, the new
covenants, nature of
A solemn agreement or promise, sometimes confirmed by sacrifice or by sharing in a meal, by which two or more parties commit themselves to the rights and responsibilities demanded by their relationship and their agreed course of action, and accept the serious consequences of breaking faith.