This is a subsidiary post of Covenant.
- The Law Is Comprised of Commandments (because commandments = law)
- Commandments with Promises from Our King
This table shows the structure of our covenant with Christ. The expression “I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior” encapsulates the structure of the covenant. That is, by calling Him “Lord” we are promising to obey His commandments and by calling Him “Savior” we are trusting the promises He has made to us.
Covenant: Commandments and Promises
|The commandments comprise the law, and the promises amount to hope.||(law)||(hope)|
|Jesus is Lord||Jesus is Savior|
|What we must do||What Christ will do|
|Example: Ephesians 6:2-3 (which is the first commandment with a promise)||Honor your father and mother||so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth|