Saturday, 20 July 2013

Saturday - a covenant of life

Prayer:  Your faithfulness O God,  reaches beyond the heavens to Your people.   For this we rejoice in You!  Amen.


Westminster Shorter Catechism Question #12:  What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the estate wherein he was created?

Answer:  When God had created man,  he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death.


Galatians 3: 12

Genesis 2: 17


Phew!  Boy,  this is a heavy duty question isn’t it.    Simply put,  God entered into a covenant of life with us all.    The covenant of life with Adam and Eve was rather busted wide open when they ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.   Then many generations later,  God again fulfilled the covenant by giving  His Son up for sacrifice so that we could once again have a covenant of  life – of eternal life in God.    That indeed is a special act of providence!


Prayer:    Great God,  we hear the words “Do this in remembrance of me” and  we remember You.  We remember all the stories of Jesus from when we first heard them until we read them again today and in the future.  May we never forget Your Words to us.  Holy Holy Holy God.  Lord of Power and Strength. Heaven and Earth are full of Your glory.   We give You thanks and praise.  Amen.

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