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Jeremiah 31:31 ” The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.”

It goes on to say in verses 33 and 34, “I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts.  No longer will a man say to another, Know the Lord…because they will all know Me.”   This new covenant  is the everlasting and eternal covenant of peace, given to us by the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, if we will but trust in Him.  And when we do…we will truly know  Him with a individual and personal relationship…not settling for just being told about Jesus, but experiencing Him for ourselves.

I Kings 8:23 ” O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth below – You Who keep Your covenant of love with Your servants who continue wholeheartedly in Your way.”

Are you going through trouble and hardship today…then this is for you.  Remember, there is no one like our God.  He is a faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands. (Deuteronomy 7:9-12)  For this covenant of love we have with God is everlasting…unshakable, unbreakable, merciful, and kind.  He knows exactly what you’re going through today and He cares.

Genesis 9:14-15 ” Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember My covenant between Me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.”

After the great flood, this was the covenant between God and Noah.  But it is also a covenant between all of mankind for generations to come.  It goes on to say in verse 16, “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”  So the next time you notice a rainbow in the sky, stop and reflect upon what you’re seeing and what it actually stands for…a promise from God that’s eternal, everlasting, and forever.

Numbers 13:30-31 ” Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘ We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.’ But the men who had gone up with him said, ‘ We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.’ “

The Lord had instructed Moses to send 12 spies into Canaan, but it was only Caleb and Joshua who urged the people to go in and conquer the Promised Land.  Which is very odd if you look at the other 10 men’s names and their meanings…remembering all these young men had been born as God directed the Jews in the wilderness for 40 years.  Their names included – God hears, God endows, God redeems, God saves, God is my deliverance, God is my kinsman.  For in the end, all their strong, valiant names couldn’t help them overcome fear.  And despite hearing about God’s covenant with Israel all their life, they only saw adversity.

II Chronicles 6:14 “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven or on earth – You who keep Your covenant of love with Your servants who continue wholeheartedly in Your way.”

It’s all about the relationship.  In any kind of relationship hopefully there’s give and take… communication and mutual respect…connection and co-operation.   But our relationship with the Lord is totally unique from any we have here on earth.  God’s covenant relationship with us is binding and unbreakable…bought by the blood of Jesus Christ…while we were yet sinners.  And His loving kindness and mercy towards us has nothing to do with how good we are…for it is a free gift.  So think about it…the relationship we have with our Lord is really rather lopsided, with Him giving so much more to us than we could ever give back.  This covenant of love that flows between God and us  gives us a purpose in life… and as we commit our heart, soul, and strength to Him, we are ever being  changed from the inside out.

Joshua 22:5 ” But be very careful to keep the commandment and the Law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to obey His commands, to hold fast to Him and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul.”

You can see the love of God in His covenant relationship with His people.  He wants only the very best for us and in return asks only for our obedience.  For when we pay careful attention to our obligations to this covenant…primarily in our lifestyle and relationship with Him…others will sense the difference in us and ask questions.  And those questions can lead to eternal answers.

Isaiah 42:6-7 ” I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness; I will take hold of Your hand. I will keep You and will make You to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.”

God’s plan was to save the nations through the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ.  In this Scripture, Isaiah foretells of this plan and purpose…or what we call the New Covenant.  Jesus explained this plan and purpose to Paul on that fateful road to Damascus in Acts 26:18 when He said, “I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.”  And God has faithfully maintaining that covenant with all mankind…offering salvation and life… and the chance to break free of the chains of bondage that hold us prisoner.