Lent 1 – Year B
Compare verse 10 in the NRSV:
"All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his decrees."
with THE MESSAGE:
"From now on every road you travel
Will take you to God.
Follow the Covenant signs;
Read the charted Directions."
Given that the Noah Covenant and some others originate from and are focused on what G*D will do, there isn't much for us to do to keep them as they are G*D's. We can however observe the Covenants made by G*D and use them in navigating life.
There is a feel of exclusiveness in the NRSV that fits well with a chosen-ness, a belovedness, but not so well with passing that blessing on. Even if you don't keep a particular covenant and decree, you are yet on your way to G*D.
So, what covenant signs do you recognize? Are doing more than recognizing them and actually using them?