“The biblical revelation, which is the written Word of God, centers upon a God-given narrative of how successive and cumulative revelations of God's covenant purpose and provision were given and responded to at key points in history. The backbone of the Bible, to which all the expository, homiletical, moral, liturgical, and devotional material relates, is the unfolding in space and time of God's unchanging intention of having a people on earth to whom he would relate covenantally for his and their joy. The contents of Scripture cohere into a single consistent body of truth about God and mankind, by which every Christian -- indeed, every human being -- in every generation is called to live.”
Covenant- (To Bind) “a binding relationship between two parties in which each pledge to perform some service for the other.” Biblical Covenant- “a binding relationship of eternal consequence in which God promises to bless and His people promise to obey.” V.33 “I will be their God, and they shall be my people” Relational Priority V.33 “I will put My Law within them and on their heart I will write it;” Relational Principles Deuteronomy 6:1-10a
Exodus 19:4-8 'You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself. 5 'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel." 7 So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him. 8 All the people answered together and said, "All that the LORD has spoken [we will do!]"
Exodus 24:4-8 Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. Then he arose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 He sent young men of the sons of Israel, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as peace offerings to the LORD. 6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7 Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, "All that the LORD has spoken [we will do], and [we will be obedient!]" 8 So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words."
Vs.4-5 Relational Priority Vs.6-9 Relational Principles V.6- These words (Book of the Covenant) Shall be on your heart Committed to memory (to remain conscious of) “to be in one’s constant, continuous reflection” Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. Memorize Scripture Reading Scripture
V.6- These words (Book of the Covenant) Shall be on your heart V.7 You shall teach them diligently to your son An engraver of a monument “inscribe them there with indelible sharpness and precision” Make Scripture the central focus in all things V.7- talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up Practical
Make Scripture the central focus in all things V.8 "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. Perpetual V.9 "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Pervasive Door posts- Family Gates- Community “I will be their God, and they will be My people” Romans 10
V.32- Not like the covenant I made with their fathers (Old Covenant) V.33- I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it. Romans 10:16-17 Saving Faith 8-11 Sanctifying Faith
John 17:14-17 "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 "I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. 16 "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
I covenant to relinquish my love of _______________________, so that I can receive the Love of God, realize His Personal Presence, and rejoice in His purpose for my life! I covenant to remove ___________________ from my life, so that I can read, dwell on, and memorize God’s Word DAILY!