Without Christ’s death and resurrection, all we get in the covenant is God’s wrath, i.e. the just execution of His covenant sanctions. On the cross, Christ our representative and substitute suffered the penalty of God’s covenant wrath. Because of His death and resurrection, we are free from hell and judgment, as the Savior Himself declares: “Whoever believes in him is not condemned” (John 3:18a).
By Pastor Glem Melo
Today at Kagay-an Reformed Church:
GOD GOES TO COURT WITH HIS COVENANT-BREAKING CHILDREN
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the LORD, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. (Isaiah 1:2-4)
- In the covenant, a legal father-children relationship is established between God and His people.
- In the covenant, God and His people are legally obligated to mutual love, loyalty and faithfulness.
- Covenant-breaking incurs covenant wrath.
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