Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the rules. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words that the LORD has spoken we will do.” And Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He rose early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he sent young men of the people of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the LORD. And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar. Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”
by: Joy Choquette.
The word, “covenant” is not used frequently today. Webster’s defines it in part as, “a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement.” Where do you have covenant relationships? With your spouse? A landlord or tenant? A friend who trusts you to act on her behalf as she struggles with cancer? Your place of employment which just finished paying for your college tuition? More important than these, where does God fit in? What type of “binding relationship” do you have with the Almighty? What type do you wish you had? Spend time in prayer today, asking God to help you commit to the covenant between the two of you.