Renewing the Covenant

What is a Covenant?

Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 2 He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the Lord. 3 The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord—to follow the Lord and keep his commands, statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book. Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant.

2 Kings 23:1-3 (NIV)

A covenant establishes a relationship between two parties with certain expectations/responsibilities and benefits. It often includes witnesses, a ceremony, a sign/symbol that marks the covenant, and periodic renewal ceremonies.

Key People and Covenants in Scripture:

Noah

Abraham

Moses - The Law/The Old Covenant

David

Jesus – The New Covenant