Genesis 6:18 (KJV)
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.
We find here the first mention in the Bible of a covenant. I notice:
That it is God’s possession
“My covenant.” It wasn’t Noah’s or his wife’s or his sons’. It was God’s covenant.
That it is God’s doing
“I will establish.” This wasn’t the result of Noah’s righteousness, his work in building the ark or his faithfulness in preaching. This was God’s doing.
That it is God’s progression
We know that this covenant passes not to all his sons, but to one. And through him to very specific persons. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, then David and finally to Jesus.
That it is ultimately about Jesus
The covenant was never about what people might do but about what God would do. Multiple generations come and go. Good people whose names are significant enter into the narrative:
But these men, though shining examples in many respects, are merely enjoyers of the covenant.
Thank God you and I can enjoy the covenant of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
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