I looked up the definition of "covenant," to see how it differed from "promise," because this week we are looking at the Exodus narrative including the Passover. We are also looking at Luke 22 where Jesus is celebrating the Passover with the Disciples and establishing the "New Covenant." Covenant, according to my Webster Theological Dictionary means "a formal agreement between two parities that establishes a relationship with obligations and mutual responsibilities." A promise is a commitment to an obligation to do, or NOT do, something.
God's covenant, with us, is God will be our God and we are God's people. Jesus gave us the NEW covenant with His life for ours. We are to think on that every time we receive Communion "in remembrance of me." We are also to think on, and ask forgiveness for, how we are keeping our promises. The promises we have made to each other but also the promises (covenant?) we made with God.
I ask you, this week, to be thinking on the covenant YOU have with God. I ask you to think about the "obligations and mutual responsibilities" that are in YOUR covenant with God. I KNOW God is keeping God's part of the agreement -- are you?