The author describes most of the lives of believers as closely associated with covenants in one way or another. He focuses on the community of believers who have to learn to keep the covenantal duty of living with others as brothers and sisters together in a covenant community. Other aspects of the covenant life include marriage and parenting.
The article provides a perspective on what it is to be a covenant community. This is applied to a typical congregation where the believers practically apply the view that as a covenant community they are to live and care for each other. This is supported by passages such as Romans 14:7-8 and Ephesians 4:25.