HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. (Genesis 6:18).
The Bible is filled with covenants made between God and people. Six of those covenants were made between Old Testament figures; Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and David. The seventh was made with His own Son, Jesus Christ. God is always the strongest partner in a covenant relationship.
God made a covenant with Noah in order to preserve the human race. This covenant involved Noah’s participation by building an ark. He’d never built an ark before. He’d never had a boat. It was a totally new concept to Noah and the rest of the world. Why would he need a boat in a dry land?
Noah did not have to invent the ark, God gave him the plans with specific dimensional detail. He did not have to gather the animals for they were led into the ark by God. God even closed the door when they all came on board. God made it rain to prove why the ark was needed.
The covenant provided all Noah needed to complete his mission in life. When God spoke to Noah that he was to do this thing, he needed only to respond to God’s call to do it. He could rest in knowing the covenant made with God was going to be fulfilled if he fulfilled his part.
If you have entered into a covenant relationship with God, you too can be assured that God will uphold his part of the covenant relationship. He is committed to fulfilling His covenant with you and to fulfil His purposes in and through your life. It only requires one thing on your part and that is obedience. He will even provide grace and faith to you to help you fulfil your part of the covenant.
Each of us has a covenant with God. But we also enter covenants with others in our personal and business lives. How are you doing in fulfilling covenants to others? God has given us an example to follow. Ask God if you have any unfulfilled covenants you need to fulfil. He has called you and me to be covenant keepers.
The one who has called you is the one you are entering into the covenant, and “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24). May God bless us and lead us into this path He has called us into.