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Contractually Connected to a Covenant Keeping Christ

The Watered Soul: Contractually Connected to a Covenant Keeping Christ

Apr 3, 2010

Contractually Connected to a Covenant Keeping Christ

Ok, perhaps I went a little bit crazy with the c-words in my title. But oh contraire, it does complement my post. Yes, I admit I confiscated the idea for this post while listening at Wednesday night Bible study. Inspiration can certainly come from all sorts of places.

Employment agreements, marriages, mortgages, and car loans are a few of the many contracts we enter into and dissolve in today’s time. The terms or conditions of each one differ slightly but its function of connecting two or more parties are the same. Each party agrees to offer or bring something to the deal. Thus each reaping some benefit of sort. Before accepting job offers, we are told the salary, insurance policies, vacation days, sick leave or other perks available. As the speaker pointed out in Bible study, we fully expect our employer (flesh) to fulfill what was outlined in the contract. We place great confidence in mere humans (flesh which is often fickle like you and me) that they will uphold their part of the deal.

If we can place such assurance in human contracts, as believers, how much more confidence should we have in our covenant? A covenant sealed in the blood of Christ Jesus. A covenant made over 2000 years ago by a God, who cannot lie. God, who remains the same today, yesterday, and forever more and who does not change His mind. He is the one who remains faithful even when we are faithless.

In reading about covenant in the Nelson’s Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible, I found this particular passage interesting. “A covenant, in the biblical sense, implies much more than a contract or simple agreement. A contract always has an end date, while a covenant is a permanent arrangement. Another difference is that a contract generally involves only one part of person, such as a skill, while a covenant covers a person’s total being. “Isn’t that just like our God, He goes beyond and makes provision for our whole being-mind, body, soul, and spirit. When signing natural contracts, there is often some print we only glance over and soon forget. Maybe it’s time to pull your covenant out and read through the pages again. You are sure to find some provision in His Word that you have yet to partake.

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At April 3, 2010 at 2:56 AM , Blogger WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A most enjoyable post to read and an excellent one for the challenge.

Have a lovely day.

At April 3, 2010 at 8:31 AM , Blogger arlee bird said...

C-Saturday is indeed a day for many C words. Christ sent his followers to fulful the great comission-- how many are are doing it? Contracts between us here on here can be easily broken. We often lack commitment. Wanda you have stated a message that many should hear and heed.

At April 3, 2010 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous LaMecia Pree said...

That it awesome. Never thought of covenant dealing with the whole you. Awesome!

At April 3, 2010 at 11:50 AM , Blogger The Voice said...

I must admit, that at the moment God and I are in deep negotiations. Obviously, somewhere in our contract I must have misread and messed up somewhere. What I did to losea everything I haven't figured out yet and I haven't understood what I was supposed to learn. Situations are smacking me hard and maybe I jumped a few paragraphs or wasn't listening clearly during the interview process. Anyway, I'm signed on for the Eternal Life deal and there is no turning back.

At April 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Caledonia Lass said...

You know, the fact that commitment is lacking in society, even the smallest of commitments, is what makes things we should cherish become so disposable.

Not only that, there are so many out there who don't truly understand what a commitment is and just desire instant gratification.

Great C post, Wanda and I'm very glad to meet you through the A-Z challenge. :D

At April 3, 2010 at 5:17 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

A great and eye-opening post! Thanks Wanda and I hope you have a blessed Easter!


At April 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM , Blogger Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're right - we can't put our faith in people, because humans are imperfect and will fail us every time... but God will not. Ever.

At April 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM , Blogger AprilC - GaFlyGirl said...

Great C- post. So true! Always something new to gain from God's word each day! New insight! Thanks for the post!

At April 3, 2010 at 10:31 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Thanks everybody for stopping by. @Arlee-the great commission is another great c.
@Caledonia-nice to meet you too. I've stumbled across lots of interestings blogs through the challenge. And you make an excellent point about commitment lacking in our society.
@Voice-God often doesn't give us the memo about the mess in the middle but he's definitely promised us VICTORY in the end.


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