Some concepts are so difficult for our human minds to grasp. Covenant, especially in the context of the world we live in today, is a perfect example.
Here (again), we find our limitations projected on to the Limitless One. Our inability to conceive of a promise both unbreakable and eternal leads us to consider covenant with YHVH not in terms of His all-surpassing greatness, but rather within the boundaries of our finite frailty.
Before walking through scriptures teaching us about covenant, let's review what the word “covenant” means…
- In Hebrew, covenant is the word brit (H1285), which indicates “a compact, associated with cutting and the application of blood.”
- In Greek, covenant is the word diatheke (G1242), meaning “a disposition, a covenant, to bequeath (as in a last will and testament).”
- Other meanings we may relate to more readily include: a binding agreement, a compact, a law, a formal contract, or a promise.