“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and your name great, and thou shall be a blessing”. Gen 12:2.
We’ve got a contract for you, prepared at a specific place, and time for a definite purpose. Go get it! God is in the business of making promises so that His overall purpose can be fulfilled of bringing humankind back into relationship with Him. Can you imagine a great big God who is constantly out there seeking to make promises with us humans? These promises are enveloped by covenants. A covenant is an agreement between two people to do something or not to do something, benefiting one or more parties.
God made a covenant with Adam and Eve regarding their duties—they were to keep the garden and avoid the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They violated that agreement. The Adamic covenant made a provision for man’s sin, through the death of Jesus, mediated by sacrifices. God made a covenant with Noah that He would never destroy the world by flood again—man was not required to do anything. God made a covenant with Abraham to make him a great nation, to bless his descendants and to give him a large inheritance—this covenant was unconditional. God made covenants with Moses and with David also and the newest or most recent universal covenant whereby we can all be saved by His grace and not of our works.
God has a vision for each of us, and stands ready to execute a covenant with us—He promises us wisdom and knowledge to fulfill His purpose on earth. We enter into a vocation through education in preparation to fulfill that promise. God is entering into individual contracts with our youth and our role is one of contract preparation. We are at different stages of contract fulfillment—some of us are in training, others of us are in service, and some of us are both training and service, as the contract renews. It becomes important where we prepare, what and with whom we prepare. There will be difficulties along the way, but God’s promise is sure and certain. Adventist schools are centers of contract preparation where each student is being prepared for a specific purpose via some vocation as the vehicle. Students are called to service, dedication and given the strength to fulfill God’s promise as was Abraham, and David. Some have leadership, preaching, teaching, medical, legal services, and other contracts within which they will fulfill God’s promise. Become a contract supporter today share God’s promises for your life. Promises–Got a Contract