Covenants in the Scriptures

What is a covenant?  It is a legal term of art and, the Bible is a legal document, of course.  A covenant is an agreement, contract, or promise between two individuals that constitutes a pledge to do or refrain from doing something. The individual making the promise or agreement is known as the covenantor, and the individual to whom such promise is made is called the covenantee.

The Hebrew word for covenant is בְּרִית (pron. (ber-eet’). The latin word for covenant is testament. The Bible contains both the old and the new testaments, or covenants. A covenant may be conditioned unilaterally or be conditioned upon mutual promises.

If asked, what would you say is your covenant with the Creator?

 

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