A Reflection on God’s Covenant
I was raised in a Baptist church, completed a Christian high school curriculum, and graduated from a Christian university. As I reflect on my upbringing, I do not remember ever being intentionally taught about God’s covenant with the Jewish people. There was very little emphasis on the importance of this promise despite how significant of a role it has in our faith. Upon learning about God’s covenant, I hope to deepen my understanding of the Jewish practices that were integral to Jesus’s life and ministry. The Bible was written in a time and culture drastically different than the one I live in. However, the Jewish people have maintained their traditions and are still just as important and relevant to the Christian understanding of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. As I read Scripture, I will keep in mind that God is faithful to His promises and that He remembers His chosen people throughout time.