Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?
I agree with your reply. When looking at the Lord’s work in the lives of people in general, you’ll find that God has been fulfilling his promises, which is why it almost seems like he’s not even there. When it comes to the Jewish people as you stated, God has really done tremendous things when it comes to him fulfilling and proving that he is God. Moreover, he has transformed many atrocities that faced Israel into success. Many nations, Kingdoms, and Empires have been forgotten by what Israel has faced. However, Israel has always emerged victorious. There is no better explanation than the work of the mighty God in protecting his covenant with Abraham and the people of Israel.