God did not create a planet of robots. He created the earth filled with His beloveds where relationship is the ultimate key to living a victorious life. He desires not just mere relationship but He refuses to have a relationship with us without an ever-binding covenant. The term “covenant” is of Latin origin (con venire), meaning a coming together. It presupposes two or more parties who come together to make a contract, agreeing on promises, stipulations, privileges, and responsibilities. It refers to two or more parties bound together. It means a lifelong friendship agreement; or it can refer to a marriage.