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The Meaning of the Covenant – Readings: The Instrument of God’s Will and Purpose

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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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The Meaning of the Covenant – Explanation: The Relationship Between God and Humanity

“A Covenant in the religious sense,” the Universal House of Justice states, “is a binding agreement between God and man, whereby God requires of man certain behavior in return for which He guarantees certain blessings, or whereby He gives man certain bounties in return for which He takes from those who accept them an understanding to behave in a certain way.”4 Continue reading “The Meaning of the Covenant – Explanation: The Relationship Between God and Humanity”