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Essay 1: Exodus
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A covenant is defined as being an agreement between God and his people. God says to Abraham “To you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will fulfill the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.” In this line that God speaks he is making an agreement not only with Abraham but also his son Isaac. He agrees to give him the lands and all the promises that God has promised them. He agreed to bless the land for both Abraham and Issac. The purpose of this agreement was to let the people know what God had planned for them. At the time Jacob did not know that he was going to Egypt and that for how many hundred years his descendants would be slaves, but this promise was going to lie dormant until God confirmed his covenant with Moses. The benefits to a covenant are that unsaved people do not benefit from covenants with God, only saved people will benefit from this. God grants us many opportunities in his many everyday life, he teaches us, gives us the word of the lord or the gospel, and helps us do what’s best in day to day life. Being in a covenant with God is a true blessing. It can help us become more into our faith and be more connected with God when being in covenant with him. Some disadvantages with this are when you agree with God that there is more at stake when you break the agreement. When God knows what is expected of you and how you are supposed to act or think about a certain topic and someone goes about and breaks that, then the consequences could be greater because someone broke their agreement with God. Since the covenants that God makes with his people, there are consequences for breaking these covenants. Since most of the covenants happened during the time of the old covenant era, the consequences that were applied for breaking a covenant were laid out in Mosaic Law. The covenants can be received by just one individual person, or the covenant can be received by a nation of people.
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  • New Testament, Israelites, Jonah, Book of Jonah, Chosen people, Supersessionism

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