“the covenant of works was broken by sin and was unable to confer life”
— Baptist Confession of Faith 1689
What a different way of looking at the covenant. Often we think of the covenants as something the God must keep, we focus on the fact that His promises never fail… to think that a promise made by God was broken, not by God but by man’s failure to KEEP the covenant.
For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith (emphasis mine)
We are left with a massive shortfall of righteousness on our side of the covenant. We have broken the Laws of God with no hope of making it right. More evidence of grace that has been planned from the beginning.
2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Before time began, God knew we would fail our side of the promise. God knew we would never achieve the Glory of Himself. It is in the gospel that we are made righteous.
We must proclaim this Good News. That God would choose us to make His call known is still beyond the reaches of my imagination.