Covenant Theology Applied
In high school, I saw a print ad for a tire company that vividly stuck in my memory. It was the picture of a sprinter. He was coiled up at the starting blocks. His muscles were tensed and ready to explode into an all-out sprint. But on his feet were bright red high-heeled shoes. The ad’s header explained this jarring juxtaposition: “Power means nothing if it cannot be applied.” It doesn’t matter how powerful the sprinter is if that power cannot be effectively applied to the track. It is the same for our theology. It does not matter how powerful your covenant theology is if you cannot practically apply that theology to the real lives of the family, the church, and the individual. What does covenant theology do? What does our covenant theology look like when it is applied to our lives?