“How important is the idea of covenant sanctions in the week’s readings?”
A covenant is a promise. Covenant sanctions are promised consequences for doing something against the said covenant. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I have to pleasure of telling you exactly what I was reading this week. I was reading select chapters from certain books of the Bible, King James Version. For those of you who don’t recognize the name, the King James Version is the most well recognized version of the Bible in the world. It was and still is used in churches that are more old fashion. Why was it so widely accepted? Because despite how confusing the version might be to some people, it is quite poetic and powerful. Back to the question at hand, how important is the idea of covenant sanctions in this week’s reading? Considering most of the reading was about Jesus and his parables (stories, usually confusing, that teach lessons) I’d say it’s pretty important. Almost all of the lessons in the Bible have a way of showing you both sides of the story, making it clear who is right and who is wrong. Without the covenant sanctions, we wouldn’t know the seriousness of the situations in the stories. We wouldn’t know what would happen if we disobeyed. We would be mindless hooligans who would read the Bible and think, “That was a nice story” and be on with our lives, never realizing the seriousness of the situations described. Because the Bible isn’t just a book. It’s a guide.
English 3, Lesson 50