Our Covenant God: The Covenant of the Kingdom
Believing that we are ultimately responsible for our relationship with God, trying to earn His love and approval, and trying to live up to His standards sets us up for failure and spiritual depression. God’s covenant with David reveals that God has established through His appointed kings, covenant representatives who represent us before God. While most of these kings failed in their responsibility, Jesus the ultimate King succeeded. Jesus is our prefect representative receiving the punishment for our failures that we deserved, so that we could receive the blessings He deserved as a free gift of grace. By doing this, Jesus has become our King who has looked after everything. In response we can be at peace and live with the assurance that Jesus has secured all of God’s covenant blessings on our behalf by grace.