No deliberation…Nor bargaining…

However bilateral the arrangement may be in its outcome, to God alone belongs the prerogative of initiating it and with Him alone lies the right of determining its content. God never deliberates or bargains with man as to the terms of the berith He condescends to enter into.

Geerhardus Vos
Hebrews, the Epistle of the Diatheke, in
Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation
p. 168

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