Chapter 5 of The Story is one about new commands and a new covenant. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like people telling me what to do!

It could be the fact that I’m half German and naturally, I’m a bit stubborn. It could be that I’m 1/4 Finnish, and…naturally, I’m a bit stubborn.

It could be that 100% male and therefore, I’m naturally stubborn.

It could also be that, just like you, I’m a sinner in the likes of Adam and Eve who like to take matters into my own hands.

For all of the reasons listed above, I need the 10 commandments and so do you. And yet, we see that the 10 commandments are also coupled with a covenant from God. A covenant – an everlasting promise – that God will be God and we will be his people. That means, even when we break his commands, his covenant promise is still for us. That’s very good news!

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