This lesson was originally published during the time of Ellen White and the pioneers in the year 1907 and it take us through a study on God’s Everlasting Covenant. It consists of questions and Bible answers, which makes it an ideal Sabbath School study guide. The lessons have been redesigned into a convenient booklet format with easy to read fonts and a pleasant design.
The condition of the covenant between God and His creatures to be “Obey and live,” and that God has given all, both angels and men, the absolute power of choice. But this plan involved the idea of ultimate perfect harmony. That under the power of choice this condition could only be brought about by the destruction of those who are persistent, incorrigible, wrong choosers. Hence, death must be the penalty for, and consequence of, sin.
God says He will give Christ for the covenant of the people, that is, Christ would furnish the people’s part of the covenant. God requires of the people perfect righteousness, but all have failed, so Jesus came to stand in our stead and furnish what we have failed to furnish, and thus to renew the broken covenant in Himself and with the people in Him.
“Our Sabbath-schools are nothing less than Bible societies, and in the sacred work of teaching the truths of God’s Word, they can accomplish far more than they have hitherto accomplished. The Sabbath-school, when rightly managed, possesses marvelous power, and is adapted to doing a great work, but it is not now what it may and should be. The influence growing out of Sabbath-school work should improve and enlarge the church; but in no case should it ever be allowed to divert from the interests of the church. There is a most precious missionary field in the Sabbath-school, and if there are now omens of good, they are only indications and beginnings of what may be done.” TSS 29.1