BJ: There are many instances in the Bible that indicate that the Jews did not keep the covenant and were punished for that failure
RS: 1) I’ll try to demonstrate dynamics again, because it differs from breaking the covenant and receiving punishment for it.
RS: 2) How does the covenant ‘believe one God’ explain this dynamic?
- How does the covenant ‘believe one God’ explain this dynamic?
The father kept the covenant, so their child won’t get punished.
The father didn’t keep the covenant, their child will get punished.
RS: 2) Showing this dynamic results from Abraham’s covenant
Grandfather King David kept the covenant = no punishment to King David
Father King Solomon didn’t keep the covenant = no punishment to King Solomon. Because King David kept covenant.
Son King Rehoboam received the punishment that was intended for King Solomon. Because King Solomon didn’t keep covenant
reference bible online.
God’s Anger Against Solomon: 11] Then the LORD said to Solomon, "Because you have done this and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant. 12] Nevertheless, for the sake of your father, David, I will not do it during your lifetime; I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
BJ: The question for this thread would be: Which covenant did the Jews fail to keep? Was it that of idol worship as done by Aaron, was it that of Rehoboam, or was it misreading the bequeathal to the biological descendants of Abraham?
RS: A child receiving punishment that was meant for their father. Can you help me understand which covenant the child failed at?