In Leviticus 26:12–13 God declares, “I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people. I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt . . .” (NASU). The middle two phrases present an expression of the covenant relationship between the Lord and His people. That relationship includes His personal presence (“I will walk among you”). This excludes any detached or aloof relationship. The divine title Immanuel (“God with us”) expresses such a close relationship.
For many Bible readers, biblical covenants seem like legal technicalities couched in ancient stipulations.… Continue reading
For the about the past year I have been preaching through the Gospel of John in the Sunday Morning Service of the local church I serve. One the things I am discovering as I do so is the enormity of God’s grace displayed in the Incarnation. Further, I am in awe of how God has and is fulfilling His promise to Abraham not only in the Incarnation but in its continuing effects today. In order to understand the Abrahamic Covenant and why I see it as this important I want to take you on a tour through the first book of the Bible, Genesis.… Continue reading