What was the Lord's covenant which they were to keep as their part of this covenant?


"And He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even Ten
Commandments; and He wrote them upon two tables of stone." Deut. 4: 13.
NOTE-The Ten Commandments were the "covenant" to which the Lord referred when, in
proposing to make a covenant with Israel, He said, You will obey My voice indeed, and keep My
covenant," etc. Ex. 19: 5. The Ten Commandments were termed God's covenant before the covenant was
made with Israel: hence they cannot be the old covenant itself. They were not an agreement made, but
something which God commanded them to perform, and promised blessings upon the condition that they
were kept. Thus the: Ten Commandments-God's covenant-became the basis of the covenant here made
with Israel. The old covenant was made concerning the Ten Commandments; or, as stated in Ex. 24:8,
"concerning all these words." A covenant means a solemn pledge or promise based on conditions.

19. In what prophetic language was the varying strength of the ten kingdoms of the divided empire indicated?
What were sinners desiring pardon instructed to do?
Why was it necessary to make this atonement?
Who did He say would be called great in the kingdom?
Of what was this memorial to he a sign?
16. After the sealing work brought to view in Revelation 7, which takes place under the sixth seal, how is the seventh seal introduced?
12. What was the appearance of the angel that rolled away the stone from the sepulchre at the resurrection of Christ?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle