– God always adores and shows
admiration and love to his people. And he is fulfilling his promise he made to
send our savior. He told his people and promised to them that he would protect
us from enemies and this is showing how much concern and love he has for each
and every one of us. The covenants are the promises and so is Abraham!
– The teachings throughout this
includes God’s devotion and love for all his people and his promise to the
people that he is fulfilling. They explain the relationship between the
covenants. And this new covenant is going to show God’s leniency or mercy
towards the ancestors. This would also meet the fulfillment towards the
covenant made to Abraham.
– God is redeeming his community
through this new covenant and is sending
a savior from the house of David, which is one of the kings that is held in a
higher place in Israel. Throughout this covenant, he is showing and encouraging
the Christians to keep having faith in God and in him. And showing that he made
a covenant with Abraham and keeping his promise and having remember that years
later. And by making his oath to Abraham, he fulfilled his promise on saving
-God made a covenant with Abraham, and
he promised to bless all the people (all his people) and the Law of Moses are
the operative covenants.
– Any covenants that are formed, are
supposed be fulfilled. There are curtain laws that are established in
accordance to the covenants. And Circumcision became one of those mandatory
covenants, once the covenant of circumcision was made. This ended up being
practiced by Abraham, when he circumcised his child. It was also practiced by
Abrahams descendants and became one of the Moses Laws. However, the teaching
later explained that God did indeed made a promise with Abraham which was later
met when Abraham circumcised his son. In addition, the Pharisees also ended up
expecting the Gentiles to also obey these laws that were put in place to
experience this wonderful blessing that God was giving!
-Acts says that the Gentiles could be a part of
these covenants if they ended up following the laws of being circumcised! If
they did that, then they could be a part of the covenant.
1 Corinthians 11.23-26
-Throughout its explained that God
loves and is devoted to all the people in the world everywhere. The operative
covenants are the commitments/promises made to the Gentiles and the promises to
the Israelites is to save them from their sins. Both would be save from God.
-The covenants are provided for not
only the Jewish communities, but also the non-Jewish communities. Which would
lead to the whole Jewish community being accepted and saved by the Gentiles.
These teaching would later explain that God would only save the Israelites from
their sins if they accepted the Gentiles into their community. This provides
that both covenants would end up meeting their fulfilment from God and have the
whole world being united in Christ.
-According to Paul, since
circumcisions were not practiced this led to segregating the Gentiles from the
Israel community. This put a stop to anyone to obtain Israel citizenship. Which
ended up excluding them from joining the covenants made to the Israel community
and left them without hope and God. However,
even though the Gentiles did not practice the laws of circumcision they still
remained to be part of this new covenant.
1 Peter 3:5-7
2 Peter 3:3-9
-In these passages, God will reach out
to the people and answer their prayers if they are respectful. However, he will
judge and destroy anything ungodly. He will answer the prayers from marital
couples if they happen to treat each other with the respect they both deserve.
But the operative covenants are still the ones from Abraham, and the promises
that God said he would make to his people.
– Through these covenants, it may take
longer or more time but this should not stop or make any of Gods followers or
believes lose their faith and hope in him. These teachings provide description
that show God is taking his time to fulfill every promise he made to Abraham.
To keep in mind though is that He will keep his word and provide this blessing
when he thinks it is the right time. He has no time frame.
– Gentiles should remain faithful and
stay patient as God has a plan and will keep his word to his people. It will be
completed with their actions. An example would be that Abraham was prepared to
sacrifice his son. But this was before God has kept his word to Abraham. The
Gentiles should follow this and obey the laws of God. He is patient and expects
all to repent for their sins if have.
– The operative covenants are the
promises that God has made to the Israelites and he promised to send them a
savior and for Jesus to stay to his promise of meeting his disciples again. God
will bless all who proclaim to his word. They need to listen and put it in
their hearts to know this.
-The relationship that is existing
between these covenants are to fulfill one so it fulfills the next one. Once
Christ is coming to the world and for him to be sacrificed for the mankind to
see, he ascends to the all mighty heaven and promises to his believers that he
will return. And this makes God fulfill
the promises to each covenant. He sends a savior to conquer and save the world,
which resulted in John to prepare the Israel community (Israelites) to go find
God and receive him. Then results the Ark to be covenant and to reside into
– Jesus will provide an angel to the
Gentiles to show proof or to testify that John was indeed sent to testify Gods
word for him. This would lead the Gentiles to starts practicing Jesus’ way for
the end is coming.
-Overall the common them is just to
believe and have faith. These covenants are made for the people to have so much
faith and to take time to be patient and to know God is keeping his word and
will fulfill whatever promises he granted upon the believers. If you have that
than God is on your side.
— All believers/Christians should
obey the laws. These laws were formed for when all the existing covenants were
made. And the covenant that still exists today is that Jesus promised he would
return to us. And we all wait patiently for his return and keep having our
faith. God still blesses our lives daily and we receive it. And these covenants
in the bible allow us to have our faith and hope in God.