The history of redemption and of revelation exists because of Christ’s coming. Had Jesus Christ not been chosen in God’s eternal plan, there would have been no human history at all. Adam and Eve would have fallen dead at the foot of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The grace of God’s covenant promise is the source and heart of redemptive history. God declares, “I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people” (Lev. 26:12, NIV).
Adapted from Preaching Christ in All of Scripture by Edmund Clowney