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The Meaning of the Covenant – Explanation: The Instrument of God’s Will and Purpose (Day 4)


There is another aspect of the meaning of the Covenant given in the Bahá’í Writings. The Covenant is described as an “instrument” created to “direct” and “canalize”5 (that is, to channel) the bounties and blessings of divine Revelation. We can understand this by again thinking of a tree. Rain spreads the blessing of water randomly. To direct water to a tree that needs it, a farmer makes an irrigation channel. The Covenant is a channel for directing the flow of God’s blessings to individuals who do their part in the Covenant. Continue reading “The Meaning of the Covenant – Explanation: The Instrument of God’s Will and Purpose (Day 4)”

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Hidden Words: Deepening Day 10, God’s Love & Our Relationship to Him – Arabic #3,4,5,6,7

One thing most of us know–in our hearts, even if sometimes not in our heads–is that the one thing which we can count on in this world, and indeed in every world, is God’s love for us. Bahá’u’lláh makes this very clear to us in the following two Hidden Words, from the Arabic, #s 3 and 4 respectively. Continue reading “Hidden Words: Deepening Day 10, God’s Love & Our Relationship to Him – Arabic #3,4,5,6,7”