We instinctively long for covenant relationships. What is this? It’s a sacred agreement between two parties. This covenant takes away the fear of abandonment. I wish I would have learned this principle earlier in life. It would have saved me from sin, mistakes, and the destruction of meaningful relationships.
An example of this is Jacob and his father-in-law, Laban. Their poor relationship turned into a covenant relationship.
Genesis 31:44 (CSB)
“Come now, let’s make a covenant, you and I. Let it be a witness between the two of us.”
Genesis 31:49 (CSB)
… “May the Lord watch between you and me when we are out of each other’s sight.”
Covenant requires trust. Both the Lord and the covenant watch over the two parties when they are apart. None of us have been perfect in this, but we can live with this understanding and aspiration from this point forward.
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Your sermon last week left me a bit melancholy about not witnessing your Anglican ordination. Special moments are so worthy of witness and celebration! Hope you’ve had a great week; look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
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That’s nice of you to remember! That would have been an honor, but apparently not God’s will for me now. Look forward to seeing you on Sunday, too!