Thursday, August 26, 2010

For Those There; and Not

Deuteronomy 29:14-15 KJV
Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:

While the covenant and oath was first to the Jews this text tells us plainly that it belongs to even those that were not there that day.

Let the Gentile peoples take heed.
Ignorance of God's covenant and oath does not excuse us from it.
• We are as responsible for our sins as ever a Jew was.
• We are as guilty of rebellion as if we had been standing before God when He gave out the Word and
• We are as needy of Jesus Christ as any of the children of Israel.

But too,
Let the Gentile take heart.
We have every bit the access to the promises of God for
• Redemption
• Forgiveness of sins and
• Salvation from eternal damnation.

No one is excluded from the grace of God. Though we were not there when the covenant and oath was given, we still bear responsibility to it and may partake in the blessings of it.

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