God’s judgments are described as the vengeance of the covenant.God’s goodness causes Him to respond to the blasphemy of His name with vengeance. His vengeance results in great good for His people. Creation flourishes when God expresses His zeal for His own glory.This is a key difference between God and
In the Bible we find the glory of God’s partnership with man. Throughout the redemptive story, God refuses to do anything without human partnership. He validates human processes and uses human beings. He sometimes waits long periods of time in order to labor with us. At the same time, He gives us assignments that require His own supernatural intervention. One one hand, He does His work through us, on the other hand we cannot do His work without His power. It is the glory of God’s partnership with man and Abraham’s struggle to have a son illustrates the pattern of how God works with man.
To understand God’s plan in the nations, we have to understand the promises made to Abraham in Genesis 12. God gave Abraham three specific promises: Land. First, he promised Abraham a land, a specific location for his people. Descendants. Secondly, he promised Abraham descendants. And, contextually, that would mean righteous descendants. The
The Biblical narrative is ultimately undergirded by the biblical covenants. The covenants are the means by which God’s redemptive plan unfolds and it is important to understand these covenant to understand biblical history, God’s present work in the nations, and the how His work in the nations will conclude.
It is important when studying the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25 to understanding the context that surrounds the passage. The overall biblical context, the context of the book of Matthew, and the immediate context of the preceding chapters all help to make the passage much more clear and more easily understood.
The glory of God is related to the unfolding revelation of the prophetic Scripture. In other words, as redemptive history unfolds we find that God’s Word becomes more than it seemed when it was first given, though never something other than what was given. The initial covenant of God with man