Pastor Evan Brown begins a study of the fourth essential element of covenant: accepting consequences. While the first three elements (exchanging names, rehearsing history, and making vows) are action oriented (what we do, what we say, how we behave), this element depends on attitude, which will determine whether and how we choose to carry out our actions. God gives us plenty of evidence through His commandments (refer to Deuteronomy chapters 5-11 and 28) for how we are to keep covenant: pay attention to those with whom we have covenant (God, family, and other human relationships), stay within the boundaries of covenant, and be willing to accept the consequences (blessings or curses/life or death/obedience or disobedience) of our behavior (keeping or breaking covenant). In Deuteronomy 29:1, the Lord renews His covenant with His people.
Deuteronomy 30: 6, 9, 15, 20