Sanctions In the Bible

“How important is the idea of covenant sanctions in the week’s readings? (Readings from the King James version of the Bible.)”

What are sanctions? The idea of sanctions is that if you do something wrong you will have to pay for it. For example, if you rob someone, now negative sanctions will come upon you. Sanctions can also be positive. If you help or serve someone, you may feel happy. That would be positive sanctions.

A covenant is an agreement between two parties to do something. In terms of the Bible, the covenant was between God and the people of Israel.

Covenantal sanctions are extremely important in the Bible, if not the central part of it. For example, God through Moses gave the people the Ten Commandments to live by. If they disobeyed these guidelines, God would bring negative sanctions upon them. Continue reading