What is a Covenant?
A covenant is a special agreement. It is an important promise to do something.
We find many examples of covenants in the Scriptures. For instance, Yahweh made a covenant with Abraham. If Abraham would only worship Yahweh, Yahweh would multiply Abraham's descendants like the sands of the seashores.
When we make promises, we should always keep them. Yahweh takes promises very seriously. Abraham's descendants were punished severely when they did not keep their part of the agreement. Yahweh allowed bad things to happen to them, such as famines, wars, and captivity. But, when the Israelites would repent and start following Yahweh again, Yahweh would bless them.
It is the same with us today. We must follow Yahweh forever and live His way until the day we die. Let us always keep our promises!
SCRIPTURE TO REMEMBER:
"Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine."