Thursday, October 05, 2006

How can we be secure in an environment of great change?

The answer is: our security is in the covenant nature of God. He is a covenant-making, covenant-keeping God (see Deuteronomy 7:2-9)...

Covenant between God and man is His oath sealed in blood, a bond that makes us one with Him. It is sharing the life and purpose of God, under His sovereign administration. Our security is in the assurance that He keeps His covenant Word to us. It is not in circumstance, and certainly not in our ability to always be right or do right...

God sets His affection upon the people of His choice in order to express Himself to all people... Covenant is never an end; it is always a means to an end...the accomplishment of His will.

- Charles Simpson
Excerpt, Pastoral Letter 9/99

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