Covenant Renewal (1)

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Deuteronomy 29

Covenant Renewal

Deuteronomy 29:29, “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.”

Moses repeats again for the people what God has done for them.

The stories are not yet written down; they only have an oral history to rely upon.

It is a good practice to remind ourselves of what God has done for us through His grace.

Deuteronomy 29:10-15  10 “You are standing today all of you before the LORD your God: the heads of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, all the men of Israel, your little ones, your wives, and the sojourner who is in your camp, from the one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water, so that you may enter into the sworn covenant of the LORD your God, which the LORD your God is making with you today, that He may establish you today as His people, and that He may be your God, as He promised you, and as He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. It is not with you alone that I am making this sworn covenant, but  with whoever  is  standing here with  us today before the LORD our  God, and with whoever is not here with us today.”

God renews the covenant found in Exodus 19. It is renewed with the people present and with those yet to come.

Exodus  19:5-6, “Now therefore,  if  you will  indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant,  you shall  be  My treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”

Deuteronomy 29:12-15, “so that you may enter into the sworn covenant of the LORD your God, which the LORD your God is making with you today,  that He may establish you today as His people, and that He may be your God, as He promised you, and as He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. It is not with you alone that I am making this sworn covenant, but with whoever is standing here with us today before the LORD our God, and with whoever is not here with us today.”

The covenant is:

  • Unchangeable
  • Divinely imposed
  • Legal between God and man
  • Stipulate conditions of the relationship

God makes the rules. This is not a contract. The terms are not negotiable. We either take it or leave it.

God desires to have a relationship with His people. He is a personal and loving God.

He is our God and we are His people. He tells us that. God is very generous to us. We get more than we give. We are blessed by our obedience to Him.

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