remembering the covenant

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Deuteronomy 4:11-13 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 4:11 You came near and stood below the mountain, a mountain blazing with fire into the heart1 of the sky and enveloped in a totally black cloud.

Deuteronomy 4:12 Then Yahveh spoke to you from the fire. You kept hearing the sound of the words, but didn’t see a form; there was only a voice.

Deuteronomy 4:13 He declared his covenant to you. He commanded you to do the Ten Words,2 which he wrote on two stone tablets.

remembering the covenant

God spoke to Moses through the burning bush, and he kept that memory as a reminder of his mission. Moses now reminds the Israelites that God spoke to them as well. His words came to them as they watched a burning mountain.

The key to the Israelites completing their mission is remembering the covenant God established with them at Sinai.

Christian, God has established a covenant with us as well. He has spoken to us not through a burning bush or a burning mountain— but through a bleeding Son. Christ has fulfilled his part of the agreement by dying in your place. He asks you to put your faith in him, and share your faith with others.

Lord, thank you for the new covenant, bought with your blood. May we always remember how you spoke to us.


2Exod. 34:28; Deut. 4:13; 10:4.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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