Covenant Scripture Passage Participants and Provision Abrahamic (Genesis 12:1-3) 1Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country…To the land which I will show you; 2And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; 3And I will […]
A summary of God’s covenants with the Jewish people.
You’re going to stick that baby with a needle?” My voice must have betrayed my initial shock and dismay. This was my week-old grandson we were discussing! I listened to the softspoken young man as he competently and calmly described the brief ceremony he was about to conduct. He assured me the needle would be […]
The If” of the Covenant is contained in the call to obedience. The “Then” of the Covenant is contained in God’s intention to bless. The “If” of the fulfillment is contained in the “I will” of obedience. The “Then” of the fulfillment is the blessing received: known in the gift of The Land, the Presence […]
Part of being a Jewish male involves entering the covenant through circumcision on the eighth day of life. My father had three daughters and, therefore, never had the opportunity to have a bris” and say the words: “Blessed art thou O Lord, King of the Universe, who hast sanctified us by Thy commandments and hast […]