INTRODUCTION. The Bible refers to many covenants. Some of them are purely human agreements, but others are between God and men. For instance, the covenant God made with Noah was a divine commitment to all mankind that He would never again destroy earth’s inhabitants with a flood (see Genesis 8:20-9:17). God’s covenant with Abraham (see Genesis chapter 15) promised to multiply his descendants and give them the Land of Canaan for their own. The covenant of the law, or the Mosaic Covenant given to Israel at Mount Sinai (see Exodus 19:3-8), prescribed a way of life for that nation and promised blessings in return for obedience. This covenant was renewed just before the Israelites entered the Promised Land. This week’s lesson introduces us to still another covenant, one consisting of God’s prophecy to David concerning his royal line. Although the covenant was made with only one person, its provisions have impacted the entire history of Israel and the church, and it will affect the prophetic future as well.
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