Concordat (A Spiritual Theonomy part 1)

"He hath remembered His covenant for ever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac." (Psalm 105:8-9)

This "Covenant" to which the psalmist refers happens in the fifteenth chapter of Genesis. What do you think when you see the "covenant of God"? A binding contract between God and His people? That's essentially what it is. Though it has somewhat been redefined from the Old Testament to include the theological understanding of what Christ has done for us on the Cross. I must confess, coupled with my own tenuous observation of the "rules and regulations" that apply to me by virtue of being one of God's children, I also forget that God is not going anywhere. What I mean is, I have long had this notion that God has all the other stuff to do as well as look after me. And if I wasn't "obeying just so", it's those things—the "other stuff"— to which I might lose Him somewhere in the universe.

"Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." (Philippians 1:6)

Without a doubt, there's a lot going on under God's purview. But don't get your attention off Jesus. Because Jesus is human, so are we. In Him, the Covenant was "made flesh, and dwelt among us" (John 1:14). This is why, as all-encompassing a thing as the imagination can be, it cannot supersede the knowledge of Christ. "In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Colossians 2:3) And this is why we need Him. We must have a structure in which we fill and live. When I say that God's not going anywhere, what I mean is, He's here for us. Neglecting all the things (assuming you believe in things you can't see with your eyes but feel with your heart and soul) going on outside that He could be doing, He's looking at you and loving you. There is a place (a whole world) reserved for just you and He. Walking in this world necessarily requires that we know Jesus and, tantamount to that, His word. We need to know what God has spoken out regarding us. As Jesus is the Living Word, the same rules and "spiritual grammar" apply to us as a spirit. And it's these rules—the Covenant of God—that keep this from sounding like some diluted (and deluded) and ultimately detrimental reinterpretation of the spiritual realm. Something around which we cannot wrap our minds.

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:26-27)

Knowing Jesus silences confusion. His word is available—like low-hanging fruit—for you to draw upon and receive guidance what guidance you need.

Oeuvre & Canon (A Spiritual Theonomy part 2)